BRAVO Youth Orchestras

“Teach children the beauty of music, and music will teach them the beauty of life.”  
– José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema in Venezuela

Music matters. One of the noblest human pursuits, mastering a musical instrument requires focus, persistence, determination. Learning music in an ensemble setting develops listening skills, fosters respect for others, and instills a sense of of belonging. Sharing music with the community becomes an act of service. When we celebrate, when we grieve, we turn to music for expression. The opportunity to experience the life-changing power of music is a human right, not just a privilege for those who can afford it. This is El Sistema. This is BRAVO.