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April 15, 7:30pm: BRAVO joins SoulPatch 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 proceeds will be donated to Portland’s historic Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church—”a pillar and a stalwart of the African-American community, and the only church in Portland where Dr. King preached, giving his sermon ‘The Future Of Integration’ in 1961.”

Monday, April 15, 2019

7:30 p.m.

The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

Please join us!  Tickets $10-$20—get yours here!

Thank you to Vahagn Khachaturian of SoulPatch Productions for this invitation!

Student Profile: Lauren

Lauren is a 5th grader at Rosa Parks School, now in her fourth year as a BRAVO violinist.  She is from a very musical family and finds that her involvement with BRAVO has made her appreciate it much more. She has learned a a lot about different kinds of music, especially likes jazz and also… Continue Reading

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

BRAVO George’s strings will join middle school students from Cedarwood Waldorf School‘s music program in a joint concert of string 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 Harrison St. Milwaukie, OR 97222… 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

March 12, 6:30pm: Crossing Borders III

Our third annual fundraiser international music extravaganza will take place Tuesday, March 12 in Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU!! (This event was rescheduled from February 9, when the snow bumped us.)  Click on the banner on our main page to find out more and to get tickets! Or click here! Continue Reading

February 27, 7:00pm: BRAVO staff on MetroEast Community Hotline

Tune in to MetroEast Community Media next Wednesday night to see interviews with BRAVO staff! Guests will be: Amelia Hunnicutt – BRAVO Rosa Parks Site Director and cello teaching artist Cecille Elliott – BRAVO Sitton Site Director, violin teaching artist, and Director of Creative Play Natalie Neshyba – BRAVO Clarendon site director, woodwinds teaching artist,… Continue Reading

February 24, 3:00pm: BRAVO + YSE Joint Concert

BRAVO is very pleased to once again join Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble for our now-annual concert together.  Our Vivaldi and Revueltas strings ensembles will join YSE this time. This concert is sure to rock!  We hope to see you there! Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m. Roosevelt High School Auditorium 6941 N Central… Continue Reading