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BRAVO JOURNAL #8: Iona

Meet Iona. This Artemis-in-training and ventriloquist of cats has an overflowing and contagious excitement for life, music and friendship (boys excluded.)

Camera: Kimberly Warner and David McLaughlin
Edit: Kimberly Warner
Music: BRAVO Youth Orchestras and excerpt from Czech Boys Choir – The Bartered Bride: Act 1 Scene 1

Thank you Regional Arts and Culture Council for helping make this project possible. racc.org

BRAVO JOURNAL #7: Luis

Meet Luis. When he loves a song, he learns to play it on any instrument he can get his hands on. Currently, Pachelbel’s Canon in D is the lucky muse to this gentle and lyrical heart. Camera: Kimberly Warner and David McLaughlin Edit: Kimberly Warner Music: Annie Zhang (cellist), BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Pachelbel’s… Continue Reading

ODE TO FUR

What happens when a few musicians from Bravo Youth Orchestras and some fur balls from Oregon Humane Society get together? A symphonic celebration of slobber and laughter, that’s what. Be sure to visit Give!Guide to support BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Oregon Humane Society and other terrific non-profits before the end of 2014. Happy Holidays! Story, camera… Continue Reading

FUR IS ABOUT TO FLY

What happens when a few musicians from Bravo Youth Orchestras and some fur balls from Oregon Humane Society get together? Stay tuned to find out. giveguide.org/#bravoyouthorchestras giveguide.org/#oregonhumanesociety Camera and edit by Kimberly Warner and David McLaughlin Continue Reading

BRAVO JOURNAL #4: Adajion

Meet Adajion. King of vibrato. Devotee of the cello and mom. A special thank you to world class cellist Alban Gerhardt for sharing a stand with Adajion in the concert footage and being an inspiration to all the tiny musicians. Story, camera and edit: Kimberly Warner 2nd Camera: David McLaughlin Music: BRAVO YOUTH ORCHESTRA Continue Reading

BRAVO JOURNAL #3: Stanford Thompson Visits Bravo

Stanford Thompson is a musician and educator who is passionate about using music for social action and serves as the Founder and Artistic Director for the El Sistema-inspired program, Play On, Philly! and the Chairman of El Sistema USA. Last month, Stanford observed Portland’s program Bravo and shared his tireless dedication and insight with us… Continue Reading

BRAVO JOURNAL #2: Brent

Meet Brent. He’s a bass player, poet, philosopher and an advocate for peace. It’s going to be a great pleasure following Brent on his journey through Bravo and beyond. Story, camera and edit: Kimberly Warner 2nd Camera: Mia Allen Music: Adam Ben Ezra – Can’t Stop Running Continue Reading

BRAVO JOURNAL #1: Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert

Bravo students brave the crowds and the heat as they open for Oregon Symphony’s Waterfront Concert. BRAVO Youth Orchestras is inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela’s national system of social change through music. The program started in the barrios of Venezuela in 1975 and combines rigorous classical music education with a mission to improve the lives… Continue Reading