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 Young Musicians and Artists
December 14, 2013
This week we’re On Deck at a summer camp that schools young musicians in chamber music.
A day-camp for kids aged 9-18, Portland Summer Ensembles boasts a faculty comprised principally of Oregon Symphony members.
Though the camp takes place in July, the application deadline is coming up in January.
December 7, 2013
Violinist, pianist, published poet, artist (George W. Bush owns one of her paintings), research scientist, fencer… those are only a few of the words which describe Kristin Qian, a 16-year-old senior who we chat with this week.
Tune in to hear Kristin play the piano, as well as a recording of her playing the violin at the 2nd International Violin Competition... More
November 30, 2013
We visit this 16-year-old pianist both in the Newmark Theater (where she played Liszt with the MetroArts Orchestra last Spring) and at a lesson with her piano teacher, Dorothy Fahlman.
November 23, 2013
This week we’re On Deck not with a young musician, but rather with a method of learning for young musicians: a new American school of string playing by award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor. We’ll examine the so-called “O’Connor Method” by chatting with Mark himself about how American song can spur creativity and improvisation in string players. (A training seminar for the... More
November 16, 2013
This 16-year-old violinist raises money for his musical education by busking outdoors at the Portland Saturday Market. He’ll be performing indoors as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony on November 24.
November 9, 2013
This 18-year-old bassoonist loves that her instrument is a little different. She is a little different: in addition to being a dedicated musician, she’s a competitive highland dancer and sews her own costumes for cosplay. She was chosen to participate this summer in Carnegie Hall’s prestigious National Youth Orchestra. A fascinating girl, Blair hopes to be a professional bassoonist.
November 2, 2013
A junior at Lincoln High School, Hannah is both a pianist and violist. She’ll be playing both instruments in a single Portland Youth Philharmonic concert on November 9: she’s the soloist for the Grieg Piano Concerto, then will join the viola section for the rest of the concert.
October 26, 2013
We’ll visit with a 16-year-old singer who is focused on an operatic career. Becky got her start in the Pacific Youth Choir (pictured below). We'll listen in on a PYC rehearsal, and also sit in on one of Becky’s voice lessons with Angela Neiderloh.
October 19, 2013
Hear 14-year-old triplets Justin (violin), Caitlin (piano) and Jonathan (cello) play music together and individually, Find out which one is the most driven, who is hopeless in the kitchen, and who gets in trouble at school.
October 12, 2013
Listen in as a number of young musicians –some nervous, some confident- audition for placement at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.