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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 Young Musicians and Artists

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June 28, 2014

On Deck with Maeve Nagel-Frazel

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

On Deck with Nathan Kim

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.

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June 14, 2014

On Deck with Forrest Palamountain

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

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May 31, 2014

On Deck with Maia Hoffman

At just 17, Maia Hoffman already has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name: she is co-principal of the viola section in the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and this summer she won the honor of attending the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute. She was also accepted into this summer’s Viola Institute at Interlochen. Over the course of this episode of On... More

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May 24, 2014

On Deck with Cammie Lee

Cammie Lee is a 13-year-old 8th grader, and is the Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster at MYS. She will be performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony on June 7. In this episode of On Deck we'll hear how Cammie deals with the nervousness that accompanies such a big performance, and we'll also hear her talk about the science... More


May 17, 2014

On Deck with Fumika Mizuno

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.

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May 10, 2014

On Deck at Woodwinds @ Wallowa Lake

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

On Deck with Richard Lu

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

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April 26, 2014

On Deck at MetroArts Kids Camp

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 at YMA: Young Musicians and Artists

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0dkzelLOk&feature=youtu.be