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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
May 17, 2014
15-year old violinist Fumika Mizuno is one of the co-concertmasters of the Portland Youth Philarmonic, and was also one of this year’s winners of the Vancouver Symphony’s concerto competition.
In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear her play Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” with the Vancouver Symphony, and chat with her about music, tennis and Game of Thrones.
May 10, 2014
In this episode of On Deck we travel to the far reaches of Northeastern Oregon to visit a summer camp in the woods.
[caption id="attachment_12175" align="alignright" width="150"] Carin Miller Packwood, principal bassoonist of the Oregon Symphony, coaches a woodwind quintet[/caption]
Woodwinds @ Wallowa Lake brings world-class faculty –-many of whom are members of the Oregon Symphony— to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have... More
May 3, 2014
Richard Lu is the 16-year old cellist who recently won the Oregon Sinfonietta’s concerto competition.
We’ll meet Richard and hear him play the entire Schumann Cello Concerto in this episode of On Deck with Young Musicians
April 26, 2014
We visit another summer camp this weekend: MetroArts Kids Camp, a day camp for kids age 6-12 which teaches creativity through music, dance, theater and visual art.
Now in its 22nd year, this camp lets kids experience a daily theme in each of those four disciplines each day.
MetroArts Kids Camp offers one- or two-week sessions each summer in downtown Portland's Newmark... More
April 19, 2014
On Deck heads to summer camp in this episode, with a visit to YMA: Young Musicians and Artists.
For many of the YMA students, faculty and staff, this two-week, residential program is more than just a music camp; it is a way of being that brings them back to the campus of Willamette University summer after summer.
April 1, 2014
Eleven young artists performed with a professional orchestra on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 at Portland's Newmark Theater in the 20th annual MetroArts Inc.Young Artist Debut! concert.
You can hear the complete live broadcast in our audio archive.
Not only is 14-year-old Aveek Ganguly an exceptionally gifted pianist, but he also has a deep fascination with film music as well. ... More
March 29, 2014
Not only is 14-year-old Aveek Ganguly an exceptionally gifted pianist (he’s performing in the MetroArts concert on April 1), but he also has a deep fascination with film music.
In this episode of On Deck we'll visit with Aveek during one of his MetroArts coaching sessions with Maestro Niel DePonte.
March 22, 2014
You’d never know from her voice that Carly Cooney is the youngest participant in this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert. She’s 13 years old, but already knows she wants to be a professional opera singer.
With a deep love of musical theater, too, Carly is currently playing the role of the carnivorous plant (Audrey II) in “Little Shop of Horrors”, staged... More
March 15, 2014
She speaks several languages, including the universal one: music.
Emma Simmons is a senior at Lincoln High School and has chosen to pursue a career as a violinist. She is also a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and is a mentor for their Young String Ensemble.
She’ll be performing in the upcoming MetroArts concert on April 1st alongside another young artist... More
March 1, 2014
Violinist Kristina Dill is an 18-year-old junior at Lewis & Clark College, with aspirations toward both chemistry and music.
Kristina is another of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist winners; on April 1 she’ll perform Ravel’s Tzigane at the Newmark Theater.