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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

July 29, 5pm: Adam Eccleston flute recital at U of P

BRAVO Winds Program Director Adam Eccleston presents his annual summer recital at the end of this month.  Please join us to hear a program called “Music of the Americas”, featuring Adam on flute and Kira Whiting on piano. Joining them for a special performance will be second-year BRAVO student Daniel Okonkwo on the trumpet. Sunday,… Continue Reading

June 25-29: BRAVO Summer Camp

BRAVO students from four sites will gather for a one-week summer camp at Cesar Chavez School.  In addition to learning some new pieces, BRAVO students will create their own music by ear with the help of a team of Teaching Artists from across the country.  Community concert at the Cesar Chavez School auditorium on Friday… Continue Reading

June 29, 6pm: Just Play It. New works created by BRAVO students.

Collective Composition showcase in the Pearl Don’t miss this high energy premiere of new pieces created by BRAVO students during their one-week summer camp. The dramatic central atrium of Wieden + Kennedy‘s world headquarters serves as the perfect setting for this concert that puts creativity and student voices in the spotlight. International tuba star Dan… Continue Reading

May 12, 10am: D’Rivera Winds at St Johns Bizarre

Join the D’Rivera Winds from Cesar Chavez when they perform at one of Portland’s favorite street festivals, the St Johns Bizarre. Help celebrate the spirit of this unique corner of our city and enjoy the St Johns Parade, live music, great food, art and craft, jewelry and clothing.  We’re so delighted that our students can… Continue Reading