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Sep. 28, 6pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra Kicks Off Year Three at U of P

  BRAVO has partnered with the University of Portland over the last couple years to create a new intergenerational community orchestra in North Portland, the BRAVO Community Orchestra.  We are delighted to welcome Giancarlo Castro D’Addona as our new BCO conductor. Originally from Venezuela, Maestro Castro is a graduate of the famed El Sistema music education… Continue Reading

September 21, 6:00pm: Renée Fleming’s Music and the Mind

Internationally renowned opera singer Renée Fleming moderates a discussion about music and neuroscience in OHSU’s historic auditorium. Panelists include OHSU professor of neuroscience, Dr. Lawrence Sherman (with whom BRAVO partnered last fall). A woodwind octet from BRAVO César Chávez will play the postlude for the event, in the foyer (at 7:30). The event itself is free… Continue Reading

September 13, 4:30pm: BRAVO plays for Roosevelt Homecoming Arts Extravaganza

Our 7th and 8th grade strings from BRAVO George will play for the Arts Extravaganza portion of Roosevelt High School’s homecoming week! Thursday, September 13 4:30 pm Parking lot of the U.S. Bank building in downtown St. Johns 7340 N Philadelphia Ave., Portland, OR 97203   Thank you to RHS Alumni Association President Mike Verbout… Continue Reading

BREAK THE CAGE – Collective Composition and creative play at BRAVO Summer Camp 2018

  BREAK THE CAGE: International Teaching Artists bring Collective Composition to BRAVO   10 Teaching Artists from around the US and Venezuela arrived in Portland Sunday, June 24 to introduce a new, high-energy approach to music education with the students of BRAVO Youth Orchestras.  Collective Composition relies on musical experimentation, improvisation over grooves, and group… Continue Reading

BRAVO visitors from Venezuela, June 2018

  BRAVO is inspired by El Sistema, a worldwide movement of social change through music that started in Venezuela in 1975 and now reaches over 60 countries. El Sistema’s founder, Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, died in March, and 10,000 musicians gathered to play in his honor, the largest orchestra ever assembled. During BRAVO Summer Camp… Continue Reading