Category Archives: Other Music News

Oct 23, 6pm: Artist as Citizen Symposium

Jazz piano legend Darrell Grant is the chair of Jazz Studies at Portland State University. He was also one of BRAVO’s first Artists in Residence in 2016-17.

Please join Prof. Grant for an evening of discovery and insight into the ways that social engagement and activism can inform and invigorate the broader arts curriculum. The teach-in will include short TED-style presentations by PSU faculty and guest artists who are leading in areas of race, gender, immigration, and the environment.

Monday, Oct 23   6pm

Portland State University

Lincoln Recital Hall, Rm 75

1620 SW Park Ave

Free registration here

2016 National “Take a Stand” Festival Orchestras forge new bonds

As a sign of maturity for the burgeoning El Sistema movement in the United States, students from across the country are gathering in the first national youth orchestras for young musicians enrolled in El Sistema-inspired programs.  The national “Take a Stand” festival orchestras are the result of a  joint partnership between the LA Philharmonic, Venezuela’s FundaMusical,…