All Classical Portland is proud to introduce the newest initiative of the JOY Program. JOY (Joyous Outreach to You/th) was launched in November 2017 and continues to grow in its mission to serve our community with a focus on equity and inclusion.
Today, All Classical Portland officially announces a brand-new Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for the station as part of JOY. The AIR program is designed to foster creative and professional growth for young, emerging and established performing artists. Residents have access to All Classical Portland’s world-class facilities and studio time, on-air opportunities including appearances on Thursdays @ Three, at station events and concerts, and on special broadcasts. Residents are encouraged to pursue artistic research projects and to publish related articles about their work and findings through All Classical Portland’s wide-reaching platforms. Residents will receive a scholarship award to assist in their creative projects and performances, and/or continued studies. In addition, each resident will be presented by All Classical Portland in recital during their residency. The residency is designed to support artists in pursuit of new projects and ideas and to take risks. The program, at its inception, includes residency for both a professional and young musician, with plans to announce a Poet in Residence and Visual Artist in Residence in Fall 2019.
Introducing All Classical Portland’s 2019 Artists in Residence:
Hunter Noack, Professional Artist in Residence: Internationally acclaimed concert pianist, integrates literature, visual art, dance, theater and design in his presentations of classical music. Through the IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild outdoor concert series he brings a 9-foot concert Steinway into the wild where state and national parks, historic sites, and other spectacular locations replace traditional concert halls. Listening to the live music through wireless headphones, the audience is free to wander through the landscape. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt competition in 2011, Noack holds degrees from Guild Hall (London), University of Southern California, and San Francisco Conservatory.
Taylor Yoon, Young Artist in Residence: Taylor is a junior and a principal cellist at Lakeridge High School. Taylor and her older sisters perform as the “Yoontrio”, often raising funds to support local charitable causes. In 2017, Taylor helped establish a nonprofit organization called Olivenbaum in an effort to bring all people together in peace and harmony. Winner of Oregon Cello Society Scholarship Competition in 2010, and Trula Whelan Concerto Competition in 2011 & 2014, Taylor currently studies with Mr. Ken Finch. In partnership with MetroArts, Inc., Taylor Yoon has been named All Classical Portland’s 2019 Young Artist in Residence.
Hunter Noack and Taylor Yoon will make their performance debut as All Classical Portland’s Artists in Residence at Lovefest Concert on February 26, 2019 at the Newmark Theatre.