Welcome to PSO BRAVO!


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The PSO provides an array of educational experiences — not only in the classroom to augment the great teaching that goes on in New Jersey schools, but also in the community, for all to enjoy. Since 1995, PSO BRAVO! education programs have been offered free of charge to more than 10,000 students every year. Former Executive Director Melanie Clarke describes the various PSO BRAVO! programs in the video below:







Daniel Rowland MasterclassSeptember 13, 2016 – PSO guest violinist Daniel Rowland worked with students at Foundation Academy Trenton on performance technique.   Photos…   VIDEO

PUBLIQuartet Improvisation WorkshopOctober 25, 2016 – Amid performing 5 PSO Chamber Concerts, PUBLIQuartet took time out to coach an improvisation workshop with Foundation Academy students in Trenton.   Photos…   VIDEO


Meet the Orchestra!School Day Concerts – Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Classroom program for grades 2-5, introducing the individual instrument families and culminating in a date with the full orchestra in the concert hall.   2016 Photos…

Listen Up!Art Exhibition – Monday, January 30 4 pm – Opening Reception at the Arts Council of Princeton
School-based program for artists in grades 6-8, which invites the students to attend a PSO Classical Series concert together, and then challenges them to respond in visual art.   2016 Photos…

Compose It!
A two-day in-class composition workshop for grades 9-12, providing live hearings of student compositions, guidance in the revision process, and mini-performance of the resulting work.   2016 Photos…

Masterclasses! – The private lesson of a lifetime: high school and college musicians are chosen by audition to participate in a public masterclass with one of the PSO’s guest artists.   2016 Photos…

Saturday, January 28, 2017 and Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2-5 pm  

PSO BRAVO! Around Town

Pop-up activities for all ages in the community. Applaud preschool violinists with us, enjoy an introduction to one of the instrument families, or try your hand at playing the French horn. New opportunities throughout the season!

Communiversity is Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1 – 6 pm. Come visit our PSO BRAVO! Instrument Petting Zoo booth in front of Nassau Presbyterian Church! Our musicians will guide you as you get up close to our tame, if occasionally loud instruments. You may even want to produce some music of your own using one of the instruments available.   2016 Photos…

PSO BRAVO! is made possible by the generosity of the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust and hundreds of other corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors.