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 Metropolitan Youth Symphony
January 30, 2016
Aveek Ganguly won a spot on the MetroArts Young Artist concert in 2014; now two years older, at age 16, he’s won a spot on this year’s concert, too. We’ll check in to see what has changed in Aveek’s life since we last talked with him (when he was 14) and we’ll hear his 2014 MetroArts performance as well.
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January 23, 2016
With this episode of "On Deck" we begin profiling the nine winners of this year's MetroArts Young Artist Concerto Competition. Listen and meet 14-year old violinist Symphony Koss --a small girl with a big personality-- and learn why she's "addicted" to music. (I'll also ask her about her name, of course!)
By the way, the big MetroArts concert --in which all of the soloists perform... More
January 16, 2016
Sidney Tovey is a 15-year old violinist who lives in Hermiston, in Eastern Oregon. Musical opportunities are limited in that small town, so every week her mom drives her three hours (each way!) to play with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Hers is a story of remarkable dedication.
January 9, 2016
Luke Hartley is a high school senior from Newberg who drives an hour every Sunday to sing with the Pacific Youth Choir. He is also heavily involved in the music program at his school – so much so that he is actually only taking one non-music course this semester.
In this episode of "On Deck" we’ll talk with Luke about his deep... More
December 19, 2015
Devina Boughton is 17, with a philosopher’s heart and a passion for music that just bubbles out of her. In this episode of "On Deck" we’ll talk with Devina about singing classical music, playing jazz trumpet, and how we can change the world through art.
December 12, 2015
Ian Schipper is a 17-year old singer who lives for music. In his words, “Music provides for me all of the emotions I would ever need to feel.”
In this episode of On Deck, Ian tells us about his most important musical moments -- which include singing with the Pacific Youth Choir and the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy at the Oregon... More
December 5, 2015
Harry Kim is a 17-year old cellist. He performed Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Oregon Sinfonietta in October – he won that organization’s concerto competition. But that wasn’t the first time Harry has performed as soloist: he played the opening movement of the Dvorak Concerto with the Jewish Community Orchestra in 2014. He has also been principal cellist with the... More
November 21, 2015
Jordan Strang is a 20-year old pianist who is devoted to music, but he is not currently enrolled in a college or conservatory. Rather, he is choosing to continue his private study with Harold Gray as he continues to develop his individual sound.
Jordan won the Oregon Sinfonietta’s Concerto Competition last spring, and in this episode of "On Deck" we’ll hear him perform... More
November 14, 2015
Liam Dubay is a 16-year old cellist, singer and pianist – a very well-rounded musician. Which isn’t a big surprise, given that his mom is a violinist in the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and his dad plays violin in the Oregon Symphony. We’ll learn more about Liam Dubay in this episode of "On Deck."
Here Liam performs a solo with the Pacific Youth... More
October 17, 2015
This week we step inside one of the region’s most well-respected youth ensembles: The Pacific Youth Choir. Led for its entire 13 year history by Mia Hall Miller, PYC is simply a shining example of young people being invigorated by music.
[caption id="attachment_25243" align="alignright" width="300"] The women of the Pacific Youth Choir rehearse at their annual retreat in Corbett, OR[/caption]
Each year... More