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.
August 30, 2014
18-year-old PJ Hummelt plays the French horn … not an easy instrument to master. He’ll tell us how he perseveres and why he loves classical music.
PJ will also share stories about battling nerves as he plays principal horn in the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
August 23, 2014
15-year-old violinist Daniel Tang recently won second place in Oregon’s State Solo Competition with a pretty spectacular performance of Pablo de Sarasate’s “Gypsy Airs.” We’ll hear that performance and learn more about this talented young man in this episode of “On Deck with Young Musicians.”
August 16, 2014
In this episode of "On Deck" we’ll meet the youngest musician to have been featured on the show: 11-year-old Sylvia Romero. (Just because she’s young doesn’t mean she’s quiet and shy, though – Sylvia is hilarious and is always performing.)
Incredibly passionate about ALL the arts, Sylvia is studying opera with Hannah Penn and ballet at the Oregon Ballet Theater.
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August 9, 2014
Olivia Langley is an 18-year old oboist and singer, who also studies epigenetics and loves Marvel comic books. In this episode of On Deck we’ll meet Olivia and hear what it was like for her to have been thrust into the spotlight as an English horn soloist for Dvorak’s "New World" Symphony earlier this year.
Olivia plays with the Portland Youth... More
August 2, 2014
Geetha Somayajula just graduated from Westview High School and is headed to USC’s Thornton School of Music in the Fall to pursue choral music. Her musical journey began at the age of 7, though, when she started singing Indian classical music. Meet the ambitious, multi-faceted Geetha Somayajula in this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians.
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July 26, 2014
18-year-old Jimmy Brown just graduated from Reynolds High School, and just aged out of the Portland Youth Philharmonic –where he played viola- and the Pacific Youth Choir –where he sang baritone. In this episode of On Deck we’ll talk to Jimmy about what’s next for him: attending the University of Oregon this Fall to study music education.
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July 5, 2014
Bravo Youth Orchestras is an organization which this year implemented the “El Sistema” method of music education in North Portland.
For the past school year, Bravo has been in action at one of the city's poorest elementary schools, and in this episode of "On Deck" we’ll listen in to the progress these young kids have made, and hear how music is... More
June 28, 2014
14-year-old violinist Maeve Nagel-Frazel just completed her final year at Sunnyside Environmental School – a "K-through-8" school which requires all graduating 8th graders to write and deliver a speech which explores a topic they care deeply about. Maeve chose to speak about her love of classical music. In this episode we'll hear her read this moving speech.
Maeve’s school (Sunnyside Environmental)... More
June 21, 2014
14-year-old pianist Nathan Kim recently performed solo in Carnegie Hall. We’ll ask him about that experience, and hear the piece he played: Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15.
Nathan is very methodical, loves math, and is also really into Sherlock Holmes.
You can read more about Nathan at Oregon Music News and The Newberg Graphic.
June 14, 2014
Forrest is 18, and is just graduating from high school. He will be attending Northwestern University in the fall to double-major in violin and “Mid-East, North African Studies.”
Forrest is very interested in politics (which he discusses at length in this episode), and he’s even toying with the idea of a future political career.
Music featured in this segment includes “Ashokan Farewell”... More