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April 5, 2pm: BRAVO visits JOY

BRAVO will be taking part in a grant-funded musical exchange with Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County (JOY), an El Sistema-inspired enrichment program at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg, OR. We are sending the Cristina Pato ensemble, our first-year strings at Sitton. It will be a full, fun day of learning, sharing, and string music! Continue Reading

Mar 15, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra at U of P

Join us when our intergenerational Community Orchestra presents a program that spans centuries, featuring music by Bach, Elmer Bernstein, and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. This is the BCO’s second 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 Teaching Artists from… Continue Reading

BRAVO Collective Composition Week, Part II: March 4-8

This time around our advanced winds and strings ensembles will have a chance to create their own pieces.  Working all week long with their regular teaching artists, and two special out-of-town guests who are versed in collective comp, our students will compose together–by ensemble–and share their pieces with each other at the end of the… Continue Reading

March 13: BRAVO visits Intel

Our 7th and 8th grade BRAVO strings from George Middle School will visit the Intel campus for a brief tour and musical exchange with the Intel Choir. We are looking forward to this! Thank you to Stephanie Wallick* for helping to make this happen! *a peek of what they do at Intel 😉 Continue Reading

March 12, 6:30pm: Crossing Borders III

Our third annual fundraiser international music extravaganza will take place Tuesday, March 12 in Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU!! (This event was rescheduled from February 9, when the snow bumped us.)  Click on the banner on our main page to find out more and to get tickets! Or click here! Continue Reading

February 27, 7:00pm: BRAVO staff on MetroEast Community Hotline

Tune in to MetroEast Community Media next Wednesday night to see interviews with BRAVO staff! Guests will be: Amelia Hunnicutt – BRAVO Rosa Parks Site Director and cello teaching artist Cecille Elliott – BRAVO Sitton Site Director, violin teaching artist, and Director of Creative Play Natalie Neshyba – BRAVO Clarendon site director, woodwinds teaching artist,… Continue Reading

February 24, 3:00pm: BRAVO + YSE Joint Concert

BRAVO is very pleased to once again join Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble for our now-annual concert together.  Our Vivaldi and Revueltas strings ensembles will join YSE this time. This concert is sure to rock!  We hope to see you there! Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m. Roosevelt High School Auditorium 6941 N Central… Continue Reading

February 16, 12:30pm: BRAVO at the Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society’s new, permanent exhibit, Experience Oregon, opens on February 14, 2019. Part of the launch is a Family Day Celebration on February 16, between 12pm-4pm.  The Mozart ensemble, BRAVO’s first-year strings from Rosa Parks, will play a 20-minute set, joining a variety of 15- to 30-minute performances as part of the celebration. Saturday, February 16,… Continue Reading

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! Continue Reading