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Sunday, March 31: Room to Breathe

Emily Isaacson
Credit: Heidi Kirn

A musical nod to the forthcoming eclipse - Classical Uprising presents an Oratorio Chorale program, Room to Breathe, with candlelit performances in Portland and Brunswick on April 6 and 7. Artistic Director Emily Isaacson chats with MPC Host Heather McDougall about quieting the noise of the modern world and tapping into the power of connection through light and sound. The concerts will feature music by Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Howard Frazin, David Lang, Caleb Burhans, and Frank Ticheli.

Saturday, April 6, 3:00 pm – Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland

Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm – First Parish Church, Brunswick

More details at classicaluprising.org/upcoming-events.

Heather McDougall has enjoyed a varied international career, with more than two decades working across classical radio and music management. With roots as a performing and teaching cellist, she got her start in public media at Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland’s national public broadcaster, in classical radio production and later as artistic administrator for their two radio orchestras. Other production, music direction, and project management roles at West Cork Music, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, WFMT Radio Network (Chicago) and WRTI (Philadelphia) have rounded out her versatility across these fields and reflect her lifelong passion for radio and music-making.