Welcome to PSO BRAVO!
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:
@SignumQuartet #quartweet Preview Concert – Thursday, October 1 at Lawrence High School – Student #quartweets and traditional repertoire were performed by the chamber group Signum Quartet.
The #quartweet Residency – Seven 3rd grade composers in the Lawrence Township Public Schools worked with violist and teaching artist Jessica Meyer. They listened as the Signum Quartet performed and perfected each original #quartweet.
Communiversity is Sunday, April 24 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. This year, there will even be an opportunity to purchase tickets on-site to the PSO BRAVO! family concert The Composer is Dead, which will be held on Saturday, May 16, in Richardson Auditorium.
Meet the Orchestra! – School Day Concerts – Tuesday, May 10
Classroom program for grades 2-5, introducing the individual instrument families and culminating in a date with the full orchestra in the concert hall.
Listen Up! – Art Exhibition January 2016
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.
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.
Master It! – January 23, 2016, 2-5 pm at Robert L. Annis Playhouse at Westminster Choir College
The private lesson of a lifetime: high school and college musicians are chosen by audition to participate in a public master class with one of the PSO’s guest artists.
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!
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.