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BRAVO at East Winds Band Camp, July-August 2019

While some of our middle school strings students are rehearsing their Portland Festival Symphony music, some of our middle school winds students are attending East Winds Band Camp, a week-long premier music day camp from Vibe of Portland. East Winds Band Camp expanded their offerings this summer to include 3 large ensemble groups to accommodate… Continue Reading

June-July 2019: BRAVO at YMA, Archipelago, & YOLA!

            Our BRAVO students just finished BRAVO’s summer camp last week, but there is more musical summer enrichment ahead! Some of our advanced winds and strings just yesterday arrived at Young Musicians & Artists (YMA); in mid-July, a handful of our advanced winds will attend YOLA National and Archipelago. We… Continue Reading

June 21, 1:00pm: BRAVO Summer Camp — Family Concert

On Friday, the final day of BRAVO’s summer camp, our students will present the repertoire they’ve been working on all week, including new collective compositions. This concert is aimed at our BRAVO families (so they can see what their children have accomplished and been enjoying at camp) but it is open to the public as… Continue Reading

June 20, 5:30pm: BRAVO joins with Mercy Corps for World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, Mercy Corps is joining forces with BRAVO Youth Orchestras and celebrated musicians from the Portland community for a special performance and fundraiser benefiting refugees around the world. The Oregon Symphony’s¬†In√©s Voglar Belgique¬†and Chilean cuatro player¬†Freddy Vilches¬†will perform with BRAVO faculty and students. This Take Action Happy Hour has a special focus… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

May 16, 6:00pm: BRAVO Spring Concert, Part II

Join our intermediate and advanced strings and winds for an evening of music that will amaze and move you!¬† Be there.   Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:00-7:15 pm Roosevelt High School Auditorium 6941 N. Central Street Portland, OR 97203 Free and open to the public. Reception following concert! Continue Reading

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

The Marsalis and D’Rivera ensembles from BRAVO C√©sar Ch√°vez 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 Carre√Īo, 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 C√©sar Ch√°vez 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‚Äôs 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