May. 18, 2021
CWU Music Educators Among Judges for Annual Bravo Performance Concert
Two Central Washington University music educators will be among the adjudicators at the Bravo Performance youth music competition at The Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima on Wednesday, May 19.
Tor Blaisdell, a senior lecturer of voice, and Aaron Hirsch, an orchestral studies lecturer, will serve on the panel of judges for the competition, which returns this year after taking a year off due to the pandemic.
The Bravo Performance concert, which features classical musical performances by competitors ages 10-18, is presented by the Woman’s Century Club of Yakima, a social organization that centers on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service.
Anyone interested in seeing Wednesday’s performances can attend the event in-person or online. In-person tickets cost $20 for a two-person group, or $40 for a four- to six-person group. Tickets can be purchased via The Seasons’ website.
The concert will highlight a varied display of musical talent from participants ages 10-18, with prizes awarded, in part, by Blaisdell and Hirsch. All forms of musical expression will be represented as participants seek to impress the judges with performances ranging from the piano and violin to musical theater and original compositions.
The performances will go from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will be recorded and broadcast alongside interviews with the musicians on Northwest Public Broadcasting.
Since the Bravo concert was introduced in 2016, the Woman’s Century Club has awarded scholarships to institutions such as the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Music Camps and the Jullian Patrick Vocal Intensive to winning performers.
Tickets to view the event virtually start at $8, with a “pay-what-you-can” system in place so viewers support the event, as well as the WCC, however they see fit.
Media contact: Rune Torgersen, Department of Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.