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February 27, 7:00pm: BRAVO staff on MetroEast Community Hotline

Tune in to MetroEast Community Media next Wednesday night to see interviews with BRAVO staff!

Guests will be:

Amelia Hunnicutt – BRAVO Rosa Parks Site Director and cello teaching artist

Cecille Elliott – BRAVO Sitton Site Director, violin teaching artist, and Director of Creative Play

Natalie Neshyba – BRAVO Clarendon site director, woodwinds teaching artist, and Development Associate

Sharon Eldridge – BRAVO Operations Manager

For those of you who have cable TV and are located on the east side of the Willamette River, you can tune in to Comcast channel 21 (321 in high def) or Frontier channel 32. If you live on the west side of the river or don’t have cable, you can watch the episode on MetroEast Community Media’s Facebook page where they will be live streaming the show.

February 24, 3:00pm: BRAVO + YSE Joint Concert

BRAVO is very pleased to once again join Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble for our now-annual concert together.  Our Vivaldi and Revueltas strings ensembles will join YSE this time. This concert is sure to rock!  We hope to see you there! Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m. Roosevelt High School Auditorium 6941 N Central… Continue Reading

February 16, 12:30pm: BRAVO at the Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society’s new, permanent exhibit, Experience Oregon, opens on February 14, 2019. Part of the launch is a Family Day Celebration on February 16, between 12pm-4pm.  The Mozart ensemble, BRAVO’s first-year strings from Rosa Parks, will play a 20-minute set, joining a variety of 15- to 30-minute performances as part of the celebration. Saturday, February 16,… Continue Reading

BRAVO Collective Composition Week, Part I: January 7-11

BRAVO is holding its second Collective Composition Week, in January 2019. Our beginning and intermediate wind/percussion and string ensembles will create their own music in this week-long effort, led by BRAVO’s Director of Creative Play–Cecille Elliott–and guests Emily Smith and Rachel Mangold.  We are excited to see what our students create together! Continue Reading

January 21, 10:50am: BRAVO at MLK, Jr. Day Celebration

BRAVO is very pleased and honored to be joining World Arts Foundation‘s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration once again. BRAVO César Chávez’s Teresa Carreño ensemble, our first-year wind and percussion students, will kick off the day’s programming. “We’ve Come This Far…” 34th Anniversary Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute 10:50 a.m. Highland UCC… Continue Reading

January 14, 1:30pm: BRAVO plays the Inauguration

BRAVO is honored to have been requested to play for Governor Kate Brown’s second inauguration. Our D’Rivera winds ensemble will play the prelude at 1:30 (ceremony begins at 1:45), as well as one additional piece later in the program.  We are very excited for this auspicious occasion! Ticketed event (through the governor’s office/the assembly); BRAVO… Continue Reading

January 11, 7pm: BRAVO joins Johannes Moser

Our advanced strings ensembles (Spaldings, Vivaldi, and Revueltas) will join the Oregon Symphony’s artist in residence, Johannes Moser, for a community concert. We are very excited for this collaboration and to welcome Johannes back to BRAVO! This concert will feature some joint repertoire and maybe some solo cello pieces from Johannes!   Friday, January 11,… Continue Reading

November 22-December 29: BRAVO on cable TV!

Our Marsalis wind ensemble from César Chávez started the holiday season early with their recording session for MetroEast’s Holiday Showcase on November 14.  Catch them on your TV this month!  BRAVO appears in both Episode 1 and Music Special B. (See below) Bonus: if you tune in to Music Special B, and you watch the HB… Continue Reading