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
Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony
May 7, 2016
In this episode of “On Deck” we spend a day at the Portland Summer Percussion Academy, a week-long summer camp for teenage percussionists. The camp takes place at Lewis & Clark College, and provides hands-on clinics with renowned musicians such as Pius Cheung (marimba professor at University of Oregon) and Niel Deponte (principal percussionist of... More
April 30, 2016
16-year old Tara Palazuelos has been singing for four years. She loves that her instrument is her *self*, and in this episode of “On Deck” we talk about vulnerability and the sense of connection she experiences in her school choir and with the Pacific Youth Choir.
April 16, 2016
We’ll head down to Corvallis in this episode to learn more about the OSU Chamber Music Workshop, a summer camp for intermediate and advanced young musicians aged 10-23. At this week-long intensive, campers receive coachings from a variety of professional musicians. Many of the coaches have wildly different perspectives on the music; it’s up to the kids to... More
April 9, 2016
Anna Larson is an 18-year old oboist who recently won the Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Concerto Competition; on March 5th she got to perform Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Oboe on the stage of the Schnitzer Concert Hall. It was her first opportunity to perform with an orchestra, and it has only further fueled her desire to... More
March 26, 2016
Carlyle Cooney is a 15-year old mezzo-soprano who has been featured “On Deck” before, but a lot has changed in her life. She is no longer addressed by her nickname (“Carly”) and is no longer living in Portland. Carlylye is now living on the east coast and is enrolled in the pre-college program at Juilliard.... More
March 19, 2016
17-year old Samuel Zacharia has been featured “On Deck” before, after he won the Portland Youth Philharmonic‘s concerto competition. Now that he’s won a spot on this year’s MetroArts Young Artist concert, we’ll check in with him to see what has changed in his life. We’ll also hear Samuel’s recent “Thursdays @ Three” performance in... More
March 5, 2016
Richard Lu is an 18-year old cellist, and is one of the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist competition. Two years ago he was featured “On Deck” as a winner of the Oregon Sinfonietta’s Concerto Competition. In this episode, Christa Wessel chats with him to see what has changed in his life in the... More
February 27, 2016
Aaron Petit is an 18-year old pianist who only discovered music 6 years ago… but he has already decided that music will be his life. He has won 5 competitions and attended two conservatories (Seattle Conservatory and Colburn in Los Angeles); he also has a teaching studio. Aaron is one of the winners of this year’s... More
February 20, 2016
Hanami Froom is the youngest of the nine winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Competition. She is just nine-years old but is already making a name for herself as an outstanding young musician. (She recently won a spot on the Jewish Community Orchestra’s young artist showcase, too.) Meet young Hanami (whose name in Japanese means... More
February 13, 2016
Saori Erickson is the oldest of the nine winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Competition. At 21-years old you might think this soprano is the most experienced of the bunch, but in fact until just a few years ago she was intent on becoming a pop singer. (She even sang in an Aerosmith cover... More