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Director of Strings Daniella Valdez Interviewed

CYSO Director of String Ensembles Daniella Valdez was recently featured on city guide site Voyage Chicago. In the interview, Valdez talks about her role at CYSO and how an elementary school music program influenced her to become an educator. “Public school music shaped me, kept me excited about going to school, made forever friends and taught me the art of …
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CYSO Tour: Czech Radio Interview

During our tour stop in Prague back in June, percussionist Frederick McClure and CYSO Executive Director Susan Lape sat down for an interview with Czech Radio prior to our concert Dvořák Hall. Brush up on your Czech and listen to the interview below!    


Alumni Interview: Cyril Wang on His Tour Experience

Violinist Cyril Wang performed with CYSO for seven years—four as a member of Symphony Orchestra and three years in Concert Orchestra. A 2014 graduate, Cyril also joined us on two international tours, traveling to Spain in 2012 as a high school sophomore and to China in 2014 as a senior. As we prepare for CYSO’s upcoming tour of Central Europe …
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Alumni Interview: Emma Gerstein

Emma Gerstein joined CYSO as a high school sophomore back in 2002. At the time, playing the flute was simply a hobby among many other things the high schooler from Hyde Park liked to do, but not something she expected to devote her career to. Fast forward 15 years and Emma has played with New World Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, the Auckland …
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Alumni Interview: Richard Davis, Renowned Bassist, Educator, and Activist

On Friday, November 14, 1947, double bassist Richard Davis played in the very first concert of what was then called the Youth Orchestra of Greater Chicago. A shy kid from Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, Davis would go on to play bass professionally with some of the most famous classical and jazz personalities of the 20th century. Now 70 years on from …
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CYSO Featured on WGN’s Adelante Chicago

CYSO Executive Director Susan Lape and Music Director Allen Tinkham were recently interviewed on WGN’s Adelante Chicago with host Lourdes Garcia, who will also emcee the upcoming CYSO Gala on February 10. Susan and Allen discussed the gala’s celebration of the music of West Side Story in honor of the Leonard Bernstein centennial, as well as our outreach to young musicians …
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