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
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Additional support comes from Metropolitan Youth Symphony
March 14, 2015
We first profiled Hannah back in November 2013, but revisit her story this week as we continue our series of “On Deck” episodes which profile the winners of this year’s MetroArts Young Artist Concert (to be held at the Newmark Theater on April 7).
February 28, 2015
The 2nd in our series of profiles of this year’s MetroArts winners features 18-year old pianist Daniel Rodricks. Daniel will be performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at the April 7th Young Artist Concert.
Though he is a wildly talented and tremendously dedicated pianist, Daniel will not be pursuing a career in music. Rather, he wants to become a physician and is... More
February 21, 2015
We first profiled Emily back in November 2013, but revisit her story this week as we begin a series of "On Deck" episodes which profile the winners of this year's MetroArts Young Artist Concert (to be held at the Newmark Theater on April 7).
February 7, 2015
Last December, Jacob Laws performed on Thursdays @ Three with the Pacific Youth Choir. In addition to singing with the choir, he also gave a solo performance of a gut-wrenching song by George Butterworth (“Is My Team Ploughing”).
In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear that performance, and learn more about Jacob’s winding path from violin, to horn, to voice.... More
January 31, 2015
Violist Samuel Zacharia is 15 years old and has already won solo competitions with both the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. In this episode of On Deck we’ll hear a portion of his performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto with the PYP last spring.
Samuel has also attended Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program for the last two summers, and... More
January 17, 2015
In addition to holding down a rigorous academic schedule, 18-year old Theodora Mautz plays piano and sings with the Pacific Youth Choir. She tells us that she makes room in her life for music because she seeks a feeling of “zal” – that’s a Polish word Chopin used for his music which explains that soaring, aching feeling –goosebumps— that you... More
January 10, 2015
21-year old violinist Jonathan DeBruyn recently won the Oregon Sinfonietta’s concerto competition; listen in and get to know him before he plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with that group on January 18.
In this episode of On Deck, Jonathan talks frankly about being diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma a decade ago, and he will play for us a piece called "Mysticus" that... More
December 27, 2014
17-year old Barry Fowler loves classical music. He plays viola with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, though he originally started his musical journey with the violin.
In this episode of On Deck we’ll chat about Barry’s passion for the viola and learn about a time in his life when he fell out of love with classical music.
December 20, 2014
18-year old bassoonist Mat McLaughlin is in his first year at Clark College, trying to figure out what to do with his love of classical music. He understands that becoming a performance major is risky career-wise, but he loves the bassoon too much to give it up.
Mat plays with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and in fact is one of the... More
December 13, 2014
In this episode of On Deck we'll get to know a young singer, dancer and actor. His name is Josh Hauser. He hopes to not become a professional performer, though, but is rather pursuing music therapy as a career.
Josh will be singing –and directing one of his own arrangements- with the Pacific Youth Choir on December 21, but you can... More