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October 01, 2016

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 christa@allclassical.org

 

 

 

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Eva Stoumbos

September 24, 2016

On Deck with Eva Stoumbos

Eva Stoumbos is an 18-year old double-bassist who chatted with Christa this summer at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists. During the interview, Eva revealed that in addition to classical music, she loves jazz and bluegrass, too. In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll hear how Eva fell in love with the bass, and learn about her... More


Jesse Fuller

September 17, 2016

On Deck with Jesse Fuller

Jesse Fuller is a 15-year old sophomore who is doing interesting things with his cello.  He uses looping pedals to create on-the-fly, improvised compositions that sound like a cello ensemble…  when in fact, the music is being made by only him. Jesse’s music is new and fresh, but he’ll be the first to tell you... More


Joseph Folwick

September 10, 2016

On Deck with Joseph Folwick

Earlier this summer, Christa Wessel visited YMA, Young Musicians and Artists –a two-week residential summer music camp— and met a number of remarkable teenage musicians.  This week we’ll get to know 16-year old clarinetist Joseph Folwick, who was one of the winners of the YMA concerto competition. Here’s a link to Joseph’s GoFundMe page.  Joseph was... More


Mikaela Borg

September 3, 2016

On Deck with Mikaela Borg

Earlier this summer, Christa Wessel (host of “On Deck”) visited YMA, Young Musicians and Artists –a two-week residential summer music camp— and met a number of remarkable teenage musicians.  This week we’ll get to know16-year old violinist Mikaela Borg, who was the concertmaster at YMA and also one of the winners of the YMA concerto competition.... More


Bravo Cesar Chavez

July 30, 2016

On Deck at Bravo Cesar Chavez

For the past several years, Bravo Youth Orchestras has been inspired by the El Sistema movement in Venezuela to put string instruments into the hands of underserved children at Portland’s Rosa Parks Elementary School.  Last Fall, Bravo began a winds program at Cesar Chavez Elementary.  In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll talk with three 5th-graders at... More


Gemma Tung

July 16, 2016

On Deck with Gemma Tung

Gemma Tung is a 15-year old cellist who has lived in Portland all her life. Until now. Gemma has decided to leave her school, leave the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and move to Connecticut to enroll in boarding school. In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll get to know Gemma, and learn why this change is... More


Will Benoit

July 9, 2016

On Deck with Will Benoit

Will Benoit is a 16-year old tenor who has had some profoundly meaningful experiences singing in choirs. (He performs with his school choir, with the Pacific Youth Choir, and has performed with the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy.) Will is interested in pursuing a career as a professional musician… not because how music makes him... More


Molly Long

July 2, 2016

On Deck with Molly Long

Molly Long is a 15-year old violinist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony  and a distance runner on the Cleveland High School track team.  We talk with Molly about competition, and what she’s learned from both sports and classical music, in this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians.”


Cameron Joublin & Sylvan Talavera

June 18, 2016

On Deck with Cameron Joublin & Sylvan Talavera

Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project is dedicated to developing the next generation of composers. YCP gives students the opportunity to composer their own music and work with a professional ensemble in the rehearsing and performance of that piece. In this episode of “On Deck” we meet two (of the 14) teenage participants in this... More


Iris Cohn

June 4, 2016

On Deck with Iris Cohn

For 17-year old singer Iris Cohn, “connection” is a very important word.  She loves singing in choir (both at St. Mary’s Academy and with Pacific Youth Choir) for the connection it provides her with her peers, and she loves connecting with young students at Outdoor School. In return, her abundance of musical friends provided much-needed... More