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June 2, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra year-end concert at University of Portland

 

photo by Rich Kolbell

The BRAVO Community Orchestra is a new ensemble created in partnership with the University of Portland that brings together BRAVO youth with college students and community musicians in an intergenerational orchestra. For our third and final concert of the year, we’re excited to share a fun program of diverse repertoire including:

  • The Blacksmith (English folk tune)
  • Oboe Concerto by Arthur Benjamin (featuring soloist Kris Hoeveler)
  • Recorda Me – by Joe Henderson

Please join us to celebrate the first year of this vibrant new musical treasure in the heart of North Portland!

Friday, June 2     7pm

University of Portland

Buckley Auditorium

Free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation)

May 24, 12pm: Marsalis Winds perform at PSU

    Portland State University has been a supportive partner for BRAVO since our first year.  We’re delighted to return for a performance by our first-year Marsalis Winds from BRAVO Cesar Chavez, along with a colorful and informative slide show presentation by BRAVO Executive Director Seth Truby on “Music as Social Justice”. Wednesday, May 24… Continue Reading

May 16, 7pm: Music Matters – a lecture at Cedar Sinai Park by BRAVO ED Seth Truby

  Cedar Sinai Park is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for its elder residents and the greater community. The CSP Lecture Series features topics ranging from modern technology to music, brain fitness, aging well and more. An upcoming featured speaker is BRAVO Executive Director and co-founder Seth Truby. Please join us for an engaging presentation… Continue Reading

May 11, 6pm: Spring Concert for Brahms, Marsalis and Mozart ensembles

The three younger BRAVO ensembles perform together for the first time at our year-end spring concert.  Please join us for a fabulous showcase of what our students at Cesar Chavez and Rosa Parks have accomplished this year. Marsalis first-year winds, Mozart first-year strings, and the Brahms intermediate string orchestra will all perform. Program includes a… Continue Reading

May 5, 6pm: BRAVO prelude at “The Talent Within” – Z-Man Foundation

  Each year, the Portland Police Bureau sponsors “The Talent Within”, a talent show and scholarship competition named after Officer Mark Zylawy (“Z-Man”).  This year, the D’Rivera Winds of BRAVO Cesar Chavez open up for the show, including a joint performance with Sgt. Jim Quackenbush, the piano-playing policeman.  Please join us for this fundraiser for… Continue Reading

Apr 25, 7:30pm: BRAVO prelude at Classical Up Close

For the third year, Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Sarah Kwak and her fellow musicians have invited BRAVO students to join them in a side-by-side prelude performance at their festival of community music called Classical Up Close.  Symphony musicians present free chamber music concerts all over the metro area exploring many musical styles and a range of ensemble combinations. See the… Continue Reading

Apr 3, 7:30pm: Black Violin + BRAVO at the Schnitz

Black Violin is shaking up stereotypes wherever they go.  And they go a lot of places!  Kevin Sylvester (violin) and Wil Baptiste (viola) played at the Presidential Inauguration in 2013, toured to over 35 countries, and have been profiled on NPR. BRAVO’s performance onstage with them last year was for most of our students one… Continue Reading