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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!

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

Dec 14, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra at U of P

  Join us for BRAVO’s final performance of 2018 when our intergenerational Community Orchestra presents a delightful program of music from the Old World and the New. This is the BCO’s first concert under the leadership of our new conductor, Maestro Giancarlo Castro D’Addona and our new BCO manager, Marian Gutierrez.  They are BRAVO’s first… 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

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