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May 24, 7pm: BRAVO Community Orchestra spring concert at U of P

Join us when our intergenerational Community Orchestra presents a wide-ranging program: Rossini’s overture to The Barber of Seville (made famous by Bugs Bunny); Symphony #1 by Joseph Bologne, also known as the Chevalier de Saint-Georges; Danny Elfman’s soundtrack to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and the beloved Ashokan Farewell, the theme to Ken Burns’ documentary on the Civil War.

This is the BCO’s last concert of the year 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 Venezuela, and bring decades of experience as performers and teachers at the highest level in their home country.

Friday, May 24     7pm

Buckley Auditorium, University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd

Free and open to the public

May 11, 12:00pm: BRAVO at St. Johns Parade

The Marsalis and D’Rivera ensembles from BRAVO César Chávez and Clarendon are excited to make their debut in the St. Johns Parade!! We will be a brass and bucket band, on a hand-crafted float, designed and made by our students, parents, and staff!  Come see us!! Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:00 pm parade starts Parade… Continue Reading

May 9, 6:00pm: BRAVO Spring Concert, Part I

Join the Cristina Patos, Mozart, Teresa Carreño, and Marsalis ensembles for our annual spring concert [part I]!  Winds, strings, percussion, and a lot of fun!!   Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00-7:15 pm César Chávez School, Gymnasium 5103 N. Willis Blvd. Portland, OR  97203   Free and open to the public.  Reception after concert! Continue Reading

April 15, 7:30pm: BRAVO joins John Clayton for a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BRAVO’s Esperanza Spalding string ensemble will be among several special guests at SoulPatch Music Productions’ presentation of GRAMMY-Winner John Clayton and Gerald Clayton Tribute to MLK Jr. The program will feature music of social justice and civil rights in tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A portion of the… Continue Reading

April 11, 7pm: BRAVO with Portland and Cedarwood Waldorf Middle School Music Students + Darrell Grant

BRAVO George’s Spalding string ensemble will join middle school students from Cedarwood Waldorf School and Portland Waldorf School‘s music programs in a joint concert of orchestral music, some of which will be accompanied by Cedarwood parent, friend of BRAVO, and local legend, Darrell Grant! Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00 p.m. Portland Waldorf School (gymnasium) 2300 SE… Continue Reading

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