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 are very proud of these students and can’t wait to hear about their musical adventures when they return to BRAVO in the fall!

Student Profile: Eric

  Eric is an 8th grade trombonist at Cesar Chavez, finishing his fourth year in the D’Rivera Wind Ensemble. “At first BRAVO was just something to keep busy, to do something. Now it’s a passion.” Eric loves all kinds of music and is glad that his BRAVO teachers introduce him to such a wide range… Continue Reading

Student Profile: Camelliah

  Camelliah is a 7th grade cellist at George Middle School, now in her 6th year at BRAVO. Cami is one of the original students in our first string orchestra at Rosa Parks School.  She started  BRAVO as a 2nd grader in the fall of 2013.  She was very shy at first, and now, after… Continue Reading

Student Profile: Amirah

Amirah is an 8th grader at George Middle School finishing her 5th year in BRAVO. She plays viola in the Esperanza Spalding Strings and in the BRAVO Community Orchestra. One of Amirah’s highlights this year was auditioning for and making the wait list for the YOLA National youth orchestra. “What I like best about being… Continue Reading

Student profile: Aisea

  An 8th grader at Cesar Chavez School, Aisea is finishing his third year as a trumpeter in the D’Rivera Wind Ensemble, and he’s had quite a year. He was wait listed for YOLA National (national youth orchestra for students in El Sistema-inspired programs), he took second place in shot put at the Meet of… 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 Inés 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

Student Profile: Emory

  Emory is a 5th grader at Cesar Chavez School, now finishing her third year in BRAVO. She always wanted to play an instrument, especially the flute, which her aunt played. She wants to have music in her life, as she grew up with it in her home. Her favorite music is Chopin, Queen and… Continue Reading