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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

BRAVO is hiring!

Positions open 5/2/2018 BRAVO is hiring for the positions listed below. Deadline for application 5/18/2018. Brass Teaching Artist for BRAVO Cesar Chavez After-school wind ensemble and chorus   Cello/Bass Teaching Artist for BRAVO After-school Youth Orchestra and Chorus   Percussion Teaching Artist for BRAVO After-school Youth Orchestra and Chorus   Violin/Viola Teaching Artist for BRAVO… Continue Reading

BRAVO Profile: Maite

Maite is a 10 year old 5th grade student at Cesar Chavez School. Although she is growing up with music in her house, she is the first in her family to play an instrument. She used to sing in a choir, and is delighted now to have the opportunity to play in a band and… Continue Reading

BRAVO Profile: Davina

Davina, a 7th grader at George Middle School, is in her 4th year studying violin. She loves BRAVO because she gets to express her feelings through music. Her favorite composer is Bach. When she joined BRAVO, she started learning about her family members from Cuba who were musicians. Her great grandfather played violin, her great grandmother… Continue Reading

March 16, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra Winter Concert at U of P

The BRAVO Community Orchestra brings BRAVO students together with community members of all ages. Our Winter Concert program will feature selections by African-American composers Florence Price and Scott Joplin. Scott Joplin is known as the “King of Ragtime”, and Florence Price is the first African-American woman to have her compositions performed by a major orchestra. Friday,… Continue Reading

Feb 11, 3pm: BRAVO + YSE Joint Concert at Roosevelt HS

BRAVO has dozens of community partnerships and one of our favorites is with the Young String Ensemble of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Conductor Ines Voglar (also Asst Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Symphony) approached BRAVO about a joint performance in her first year leading the ensemble.  2018 marks the third year of this partnership,… Continue Reading

Jan 15, 10:45am: MLK, Jr Day community celebration

  For 33 years the World Arts Foundation has organized a community-wide celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Each year since 2014, BRAVO students have been invited to launch the celebration with a prelude performance. Join us this year when the Brahms String Orchestra from BRAVO Rosa… Continue Reading

Dec 15, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra Fall Concert

  On the last day before the schools take their winter holiday, please join us for a delightful program from our orchestra that puts BRAVO students together with community members of all ages. Featuring selections by Schubert, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, and some lighter holiday fare. Friday, December 15    7pm Buckley Auditorium,  University of Portland 5000… Continue Reading