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February 26, 2017

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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October 22, 2016

On Deck with Michail Thompson

Michail Thompson is 16 years old.  He’s the principal trumpet player in the Portland Youth Philharmonic, he plays jazz at the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and is the band president at Grant High School.  In his role as band president, Michail hopes to find a way to make the Grant student body realize that going to a… More


October 15, 2016

On Deck with Evan Llafet

Evan Llafet is a 15-year old violinist, and a sophomore at Mountain View High School in Vancouver. He plays with the Portland Youth Philharmonic and is seriously considering a career in music.  In this episode of “On Deck” Evan frankly discusses that chosen career path, and how unrealistic it might turn out to be. And, in… More


October 8, 2016

On Deck with David Chen

David Chen is a 16-year old junior at Sunset High School.  He has also been a member of the Pacific Youth Choir for 10 years.  Singing is obviously a huge part of his life, and in this episode of “On Deck” we’ll learn about two of his other passions and how they intertwine: David is part… More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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