BRAVO Youth Orchestras


To transform the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music instruction that emphasizes collaboration, promotes self-confidence and creates a community where children thrive.

Bottom Line for Portland

Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, BRAVO will establish in Oregon a network of youth orchestras for social change serving both urban and rural communities with a high concentration of poverty.

"The work you are doing is amazing. BRAVO brings the best music education to where it is needed most. In the orchestra, these children are learning important social skills—to listen, to be a team, to respect each other regardless of our differences." —Carlos Kalmar, music director, the Oregon Symphony

Business Partner

G!G donors of $100+ will receive an invitation to one of two private BRAVO performances and receptions at either David Kerr Violin Shop or Beacock Music.


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 provides a child with a new set of violin strings.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 provides a music stand or cello bow.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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