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Interview with Sir Andrew Davis | Part 2

In Part 1 of our interview with Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director and Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, we explored the esteemed conductor’s musical background (good on keyboards, not great on oboe) and the composers and conductors that led him to fall in love with music (Stravinsky & Berg, Barbirolli & Klemperer). For Part 2, we’re sharing more …
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Interview with Sir Andrew Davis | Part 1

Sir Andrew Davis serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Maestro Davis has directed several of the world’s leading symphonic ensembles, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. From April 13 to May 3, 2020, Maestro Davis and Lyric Opera will present North America’s first new rendition of Richard …
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Alumni Interview: 2012 Alum Michael Cox Talks About the Journey to his First Professional Appointment

Trombonist Michael Cox was a member of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra in 2012 during his senior year of high school. After attending New England Conservatory of Music for undergrad and completing his Masters in 2018 at Northwestern, he began auditioning for orchestras across the country. As it turned out, the Skokie-native was appointed to his first professional position as principal trombone …
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Conducting Fellowship Finalist Interviews

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!