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Feb 25, 4:30pm: BRAVO debut in McMinnville

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown invited two music ensembles to perform at her Inauguration on January 9: BRAVO Youth Orchestras, and the McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir.  What Gov. Brown didn’t know is that these two groups have already started to collaborate on bringing El Sistema music education to McMinnville.  Our joint performance at the Capitol was a beautiful example of serendipity.

BRAVO will again team up with McMinnville High School choral director Robin Pederson when BRAVO performs its first concert in McMinnville.  We invite the community to come learn about BRAVO’s success in Portland since 2013 and join a conversation about how to launch an El Sistema-inspired program for the youth of Yamhill County.

Saturday, Feb 25   4:30pm

McMinnville High School

615 NE 15th St   McMinnville

Free and open to the public

The program will feature a repeat performance of “Together”, the anthem we performed jointly at the inauguration last month. Watch a short video of that performance here. We look forward to seeing you in McMinnville for an inspiring and energizing event.




Feb 19, 3pm: BRAVO joint concert with the PYP Young String Ensemble

For the second year, BRAVO will share the stage with the musicians of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, America’s first youth orchestra. We’re delighted to invite you to this side-by-side concert with the Young String Ensemble in the stunning setting of the atrium at Wieden + Kennedy’s headquarters in the Pearl District.  Please join us for an afternoon of… Continue Reading