Portland, April 7th, 2015. All Classical 89.9 FM, KQAC, continues a collaboration with Metro Arts Inc. by broadcasting the 21st annual Young Artists Debut! Concert LIVE from the Newmark Theatre. The performance featured the winners of the 2015 Van Buren Concerto Competition who range in age from 12 to 18 years old and consist of three pianists, two violinists, and a cellist. (photo credit, John Rudoff)

Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang

John Fawcett

John Fawcett 

Backstage

Backstage

Metro Arts artistic director Niel DePonte conducts the orchestra whose members are drawn from the ranks of the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestras. The full media experience and live broadcast, hosted by All Classical radio personalities Christa Wessel and Robert McBride, enjoyed its fourth consecutive year and is an annual highlight for the station. Wessel says, “Over the last six weeks it’s been a joy to profile these artists on our program On Deck with Young Musicians. Their stories serve to inspire music lovers both young and old. All Classical Portland’s live broadcast gives these kids a worldwide stage upon which to share their remarkable talent.”

All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, our mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do. For more information, visit www.allclassical.org<http://www.allclassical.org>.

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