Author Archives: Seth Truby

December 12, 6pm: BRAVO César Chávez Winter Concert

Join our incredible trio of ensembles from BRAVO César Chávez (Teresa Carreño, Marsalis, and D’Rivera) for an evening of music that will brighten your night! This year, we started a percussion program at Chavez, so our new percussionists (who are part of the Teresa Carreño ensemble) will be making their debut at this annual event!… Continue Reading

December 10, 7:30pm: BRAVO meets Fear No Music

Students in BRAVO’s Collective Composition elective at our afterschool program at Clarendon will share their musical explorations with Fear No Music at this concert featuring “emotional new works that examine issues such as gun violence, homophobia, migration, suicide and grief. The program includes works by David Del Tredici, Larry Bell, and the only performance ever of… Continue Reading

December 10: 2:45pm: BRAVO honors Dan Saltzman

BRAVO’s Teresa Carreño ensemble from César Chávez School will open this event honoring retiring Portland City Council Commissioner (and spearheader of the Portland Children’s Levy) Dan Saltzman.  This first-year wind and percussion ensemble (28 students this year!) will play a ~10-minute set as guests arrive, so don’t be late! 🙂 Monday, December 10 ~2:50-3:05 pm… Continue Reading

BRAVO student profile: Michael

  Michael is an 11 year old sixth grader at George Middle School.  This is his fifth year in the BRAVO After school program, and he loves his violin. He finds it entertaining. He also likes being pushed to work harder and learn more.  He particularly likes fast music, classical music and hip hop. Although… Continue Reading

December 5, 6pm: BRAVO Strings Winter Concert

Join our six (yes, six(!)) string ensembles for our annual winter concert.  Paper Violins will make a reappearance, medals will be awarded, BRAVO polos will be bestowed on our newest members, and eyes will not remain dry.  See you there!   Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm Clarendon Regional Early Learning Academy 9325 N. Van… Continue Reading

December 5: BRAVO at First Unitarian

The Marsalis winds from BRAVO César Chávez School will join BRAVO ED Seth Truby for a meeting of the Alliance group.  Attendees will get to hear about BRAVO and how music changes everything, and then they’ll get to SEE that change in action, when the winds perform! Private Event Continue Reading

November 17, 2:30pm: BRAVO goes for Baroque

BRAVO is pleased to join Portland Baroque Orchestra again this year for their Young People’s Concert. Brahms (our second-year strings from BRAVO Rosa Parks) will perform a prelude concert at 2:30.  The concert goes from 3:00-4:00. From PBO’s website: “Teatro Milagro and Portland Baroque Orchestra collaborate to present this very special Young People’s Concert. Watch… Continue Reading

November 16, 8pm: BRAVO + Black Violin!

BRAVO is thrilled to be joining Black Violin once again on their tour stop at the Schnitz! Our Revueltas strings ensemble from Rosa Parks Elementary will play alongside Will and Kevin for some special selections at the end of the show.  More information and tickets here. Continue Reading

Student Profile: Jadah

Jadah is a 4th grader at Rosa Parks School, now starting her third year in BRAVO. What she likes about BRAVO are the opportunities to play concerts, interacting with other kids that she might not otherwise meet, and getting the chance to choose a favorite instrument. She started on violin, then switched to cello, and… Continue Reading