Author Archives: Seth Truby

Student profile: Solomon

  There are several things Solomon likes about being in the BRAVO program: “You get to play an instrument; you get to play concerts; you get to play music you never heard of.”  He plays cello as it is the closest thing to playing the instrument he really wants to play: the double bass. His… Continue Reading

Nov.-Dec. 2019: BRAVO on MetroEast Holiday Showcase!

We’re a tiny bit behind the ball, and maybe you’ve already seen us on air(?), but BRAVO’s episode of MetroEast Holiday Showcase has already started airing and will be airing throughout the next month! Our Vivaldi String Ensemble from BRAVO George Middle School appears in Episode 1 and in Episode A.  Schedules below: Also appearing… Continue Reading

December 19, 7pm: BRAVO joins the Roosevelt Winter Concert

To finish out the BRAVO winter concert season, the BRAVO strings from Roosevelt High School are joining Roosevelt’s Winter Concert, which features our BRAVO RHS brass in two of the multiple RHS bands!  Come hear some sweet, advanced-style repertoire!  This will be a concert to remember. Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:00-9:15 pm Roosevelt High School… Continue Reading

December 17, 6pm: BRAVO Sitton Winter Concert

  Come see our first- and second-year strings!  The Cristina Pato Orchestra (second-years) and the Chris Thile Orchestra (first-years) will be bringing some sweet strings rep.  You might hear some tight bucket drumming as well…! Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:00-7:15 pm Sitton Elementary School 9930 N. Smith Street Portland, OR 97203 Free and open to… Continue Reading

December 14, 7:00pm: BRAVO at Black Nativity

BRAVO is pleased to partner with PassinArt to play the prelude for this performance of Black Nativity.  This will be BRAVO’s debut at this now-annual theatrical presentation, and we can’t wait! Come see D’Rivera (our advanced winds and percussion) and stay for the show (at 7:30)! Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:00 pm Bethel AME Church… Continue Reading

December 12, 6:45pm: BRAVO returns to The Revels

  The Teresa Carreño Orchestra–our first-year winds and percussion from César Chávez–will make their out-of-school debut at the prelude for the Portland Revels preview show!  Come check them out! Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:45-7:15 pm Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway St. Portland, OR 97205 Prelude is free and open to the public. Continue Reading

Student Profile: Ta’Raey

Ta’ Raey is a 9 year-old 4th grader in his first year playing trumpet at BRAVO.  He sat comfortably in the Cesar Chavez BRAVO office and greeted me with “ We both have afros.”  I am used to putting others at ease, and this comment about us having something in common was unexpected and a… Continue Reading