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 email@example.com
December 1, 2018
Emmanuel Huang is a 16-year old high school junior who was born in Ghana, West Africa. Adopted by a music-loving family in Camas, Washington, Emmanuel is now a percussionist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. You can learn more about Emmanuel’s journey and is deep love of classical music in this episode of “On Deck with Young… More
November 24, 2018
Leo Marchyok is a freshman at Cleveland High School, and performs with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. From the moment he first heard the oboe, he was entranced. He has since come to love music so much he simply cannot imagine his life without it.
November 3, 2018
Malini Ganguly is a 17-year soprano whose life has been so enriched by music that she’s advocating for arts education as her platform in the Miss Oregon Teen USA pageant. She believes education in the arts can help increase comprehension in all subjects, as well as help facilitate a finer education system. In this episode… More
October 13, 2018
Oddly, it was a concussion at the age of 12 that caused Matthew Kaminski to begin composing. After a soccer accident, he found himself light-sensitive, motion-sensitive and he spent most of his time in bed, recovering. Then his piano teacher brought him an electronic keyboard and he started to create music. Now 16 years old,… More
October 6, 2018
Glory Lyatuu is a 16-year old senior at South Salem High School. Her parents emigrated from Tanzania; Glory herself spent the first 5 years of her life in that African country. Now Glory a classical organist. In this episode of “On Deck” you can learn more about her unlikely journey. In addition to working as… More
September 29, 2018
Esme Peters is a violinist with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and 17-year old junior at Grant High School. Esme wants to pursue a career in music, but that hasn’t stopped her from learning how to pole vault and work diligently to find the world’s best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
September 8, 2018
18-year old Kaleb Hall discovered classical music through ballet. He then began playing clarinet, but it wasn’t until he started singing that he fell deeply in love with the genre. Kaleb and Christa have an interesting conversation this week, ranging from regret and fear, to pride and humility . We’ll also learn why Kaleb wants to pursue… More
July 28, 2018
Catherine Jacobs and Madeline Tran are the best of friends. Recent graduates of the University of Portland, they both want to pursue a career in opera. In this episode of “On Deck,” Christa talks with them about the value of their education at UP, as well as their joy of singing, their competitive drive, and what the future holds for them. Madeleine Tran: Catherine… More
July 21, 2018
Jake Safirstein is a classical music fanatic. He is a percussionist with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, but he also takes conducting AND composition lessons (with Norman Huynh and Kenji Bunch, respectively). At age 17, he has already had commissions from fEARnoMUSIC and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. This year, he will forego his senior year at Grant High School (Portland, Oregon) to attend the Interlochen… More
July 14, 2018
Brendan Brewer is a 16 year old pianist from McMinnville who studies with Michael Allen Harrison, and recently performed in the Ten Grands concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. As talented a pianist as he is, Brendan is principally interested in pursuing a career as a composer. We’ll get to know Brendan -and hear… More