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
June 14, 2014
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
May 31, 2014
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
May 24, 2014
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
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.