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May 30, 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




Support for On Deck comes from our members.
Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony

March 4, 2017

On Deck with Tommy Cohen

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony has provided 17-year old cellist Tommy Cohen with seven years of wonderful experiences, but two specific events rank as his most memorable: one was a trip to China, and the other was an interaction with Yo-Yo Ma that led to the famous cellist actually playing Tommy’s cello.  In this episode of “On… More

February 18, 2017

On Deck with 300 Watts String Trio

300 Watts String Trio consists of three siblings: 16-year old violist Shania Watts, 14-year old cellist Jonathan Watts, and 12-year old violinist Darah Watts.  In the four years they have been playing together as an ensemble, they’ve created a number of their own arrangements born of improvisation and their varied musical interests (jazz, latin, and… More

February 11, 2017

On Deck with Josephine West

Josephine West is an 18-year old pianist, violinist and singer who got her start with music by singing and chanting in her family’s Greek Orthodox Church. During her sophomore year, Josephine started an early-college program. Josephine now has her Associate’s Degree and will be attending Portland State University in the Fall of 2017 to pursue… More

February 4, 2017

On Deck with Gustav Baur

Gustav Baur is the first bagpiper to ever appear “On Deck.”  In addition to playing bagpipes, the 16-year old high school sophomore is also a Scottish fiddler and he sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll learn why Gustav was drawn to the bagpipes (hint: is has something to do… More

January 14, 2017

On Deck with Evan Howard

Evan Howard is an 18-year old cellist who performs with the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  He attends the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and in this episode of “On Deck” we’ll learn a bit about that magnet school — and about the harried life of a high school senior.

January 7, 2017

On Deck with Ori Marcu

Ori Marcu is 17-years old.  She sings with the Pacific Youth Choir and with the Marian’s, her school choir at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland.  She is also a pianist and a budding composer. Ori spends part of the year in Israel, and she’s very interested in cell biology. We’ll talk about all of those… More

December 10, 2016

On Deck with Raley Schweinfurth

Raley Schweinfurth is incredibly passionate about classical music.  She plays many different keyboard instruments, including piano, harpsichord, celeste and pipe organ.  She’s the principal keyboardist with the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  In this episode of “On Deck” we’ll get to know why 17-year old Raley is so devoted to classical music. Raley was a featured soloist with… More

December 3, 2016

On Deck with Katherine DesCamp-Renner

Katherine DesCamp-Renner is a 17-year old high school senior who credits her choir with saving her life. In the depths of depression, what kept Kat going was singing with her friends in the Pacific Youth Choir.  She also loves cross-country running because it “gets her out of her head and into her body.” In this… More

November 26, 2016

On Deck with Colin Crandal

Colin Crandal is a 17-year old senior at Beaverton High School.  He is VERY involved in music (he plays percussion in marching band, with his wind ensemble, and with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, as well as playing in his school’s jazz band.)  He has spread himself thin over the years but is now focusing exclusively… More

November 19, 2016

On Deck with Grace Hermes

Grace Hermes is a 17-year old senior at St. Mary’s Academy.  She sings with the Pacific Youth Choir as well as with her school choir (“The Marians”) and performs in school musicals as well. Grace feels –particularly in these turbulent times- that art and music can change the world. In this episode of “On Deck”… More