Each Saturday at 5 All Classical Portland celebrates what’s next in our community, with profiles of young musicians and explorations of musical opportunities for young people in the northwest.
If you know of a young musician who should be profiled On Deck, email Christa Wessel at email@example.com
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Additional support comes from Young Musicians and Artists
April 25, 2015
Spencer Schaffer is a 17-year old trombonist who LOVES classical music. He listens to All Classical Portland all the time, and he plays his trombone at every opportunity: at school, in small ensembles, with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. In fact, he plays *so much* that he has developed tendonitis, which makes it hard for him to keep doing what he... More
April 4, 2015
In this episode we meet the sixth and final young artist participating in Tuesday’s MetroArts concert.
14-year old John Fawcett lives in Bend, but takes violin lessons in Eugene, and has for the last few months been traveling to Portland for coachings with MetroArts founder Niel Deponte. His parents are undoubtedly counting the days until John gets his drivers license. :^)... More
March 28, 2015
We first profiled Fumika in May of 2014, but revisit her story this week as we continue our series of “On Deck” episodes featuring the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert (to be held at the Newmark Theater on April 7).
March 21, 2015
Annie Zhang, at 13 years old, is the youngest member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. She is also the youngest participant in this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert. We’ll meet this amazing young cellist in this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians.
March 14, 2015
We first profiled Hannah back in November 2013, but revisit her story this week as we continue our series of “On Deck” episodes which profile the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert (to be held at the Newmark Theater on April 7).
February 28, 2015
The 2nd in our series of profiles of this year’s MetroArts winners features 18-year old pianist Daniel Rodricks. Daniel will be performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at the April 7th Young Artist Concert.
Though he is a wildly talented and tremendously dedicated pianist, Daniel will not be pursuing a career in music. Rather, he wants to become a physician and is... More
February 21, 2015
We first profiled Emily back in November 2013, but revisit her story this week as we begin a series of "On Deck" episodes which profile the winners of this year's MetroArts Young Artist Concert (to be held at the Newmark Theater on April 7).
February 7, 2015
Last December, Jacob Laws performed on Thursdays @ Three with the Pacific Youth Choir. In addition to singing with the choir, he also gave a solo performance of a gut-wrenching song by George Butterworth (“Is My Team Ploughing”).
In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear that performance, and learn more about Jacob’s winding path from violin, to horn, to voice.... More
January 31, 2015
Violist Samuel Zacharia is 15 years old and has already won solo competitions with both the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear a portion of his performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto with the PYP last spring.
Samuel has also attended Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program for the last two summers, and... More
January 17, 2015
In addition to holding down a rigorous academic schedule, 18-year old Theodora Mautz plays piano and sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. She tells us that she makes room in her life for music because she seeks a feeling of “zal” – that’s a Polish word Chopin used for his music which explains that soaring, aching feeling –goosebumps— that you... More