Virtual Hangout Video Archive

These virtual conversations hosted by Music Director, Raúl Gómez-Rojas, include insight into guest lives with “Two Truths and a Lie,” “Sound Advice,” plus trivia, world premiere collaborations and live performances. Click the links below to watch an individual Hangout session.

Jennifer Arnold, Director of Artistic Planning & Orchestral Operations, Richmond Symphony

Ron Blessinger, Interim Executive Director of 45th Parallel, Oregon Symphony Violin

Robyn Bollinger, violinist, member of of Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry

Casey Bozell, violinist, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Newport Symphony

The Breaking Winds, an artist-run creative project by bassoonists

Christopher Brown, Jazz musician, Educator, Public Speaker

Kenji Bunch, renowned composer & Artistic Director of Fear no Music

Sergio Carreno, Oregon Symphony, Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion

Regina Carter, Grammy award winning jazz violinist & Alvester Garnett, renowned jazz drummer

Catalyst Quartet, Grammy award winning quartet

Hamilton Cheifetz, cello professor, Portland State University

Xuan Cheng, Principal Dancer Oregon Ballet Theatre, Founder, Oregon International Ballet Academy

Emily Cole, Oregon Symphony Violin & James Shields, Oregon Symphony Principal Clarinet

Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Assistant Professor, Flute, University of Oregon

Tomas Cotik, violin professor at Portland State University

Colin Currie, Scottish solo percussionist

Marilyn de Oliveira, Oregon Symphony Assistant Principal Cello & Trevor Fitzpatrick, Oregon Symphony Cello

Adam Eccleston, Award-winning flutist

Seare Farhat, YOCI composer

Fauré Quartett, award-winning German piano quartet

Gabriela Lena Frank, acclaimed composer and pianist

Ricardo Gallardo, founder, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

Subashini Ganesan, Founder of New Expressive Works, Creative Laureate of Portland

Maria Garcia, Portland-based piano teacher and accompanist

Darrell Grant, composer, jazz musician and Director of Jazz Studies at PSU

Darrell Hanks, Portland-based Bowmaker/Archetier

Norman Huynh, Oregon Symphony Associate Conductor

Monica Huggett, Artistic Director, Portland Baroque Orchestra

Nancy Ives, Oregon Symphony Principal Cello

Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster, Nashville Symphony & Portland Summer Ensemble Artistic Director

Jasmine Johnson and Michael Parham, Portland Opera Resident Artists

Braizahn Jones, Oregon Symphony, Assistant Principal Bass

Carlos Kalmar, Music Director, Oregon Symphony

Soovin Kim, co-Artistic Director, Chamber Music Northwest

Anthea Kreston, Violinist and Director, Inside Music Academy

Evan Kuhlmann, LA Phil, bassoon

Joe Kye, Portland-based violinist-looper, composer, and storyteller

Catherine Larsen-Maguire, bassoonist, conductor, and educator

Kevin Lefohn, violinist, teacher and MYS Hillsboro Chamber Strings Conductor

Adam Luftman, principal trumpet, San Francisco Opera orchestra; SF Conservatory faculty

Michelle Merrill, former Associate Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Valdine Mishkin, Canadian Cellist and member of Third Angle New Music

Renee Mitchell, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, former Oregonian columnist

Juan Felipe Molano, Seattle Youth Symphony Music Director

Johannes Moser, world-renowned cellist

Suzanne Nance, President & CEO of All Classical

Charles Noble, Oregon Symphony Assistant Principal Viola

Rocky Rodriguez, Portland Thorns soccer player

David Schiff, Portland-based composer

Steffen Schmidt, film composer, MYS alumnus

Dominic Seldis, soloist and principal bass, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Caroline Shaw, Pulitzer Prize winning composer

Jenna Sherry, founder and Artistic Director of the Birdfoot Festival

Rachel Sokolow, Artist Manager and Booking Agent

Sarah Tiedemann, Artistic Director of Third Angle Music

Seth Truby, BRAVO Youth Orchestras Executive Director

Chris Whittemore, MYS Artistic Operations Manager

Nicolas Žekulin, Chief Executive & Artistic Director – The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland