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CYSO 2018 Highlights: YAS! Fest Performance with Chicago Children’s Choir
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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite moments of the year here at CYSO. Check out the full series here. Shortly after our new season started in the fall, we had the opportunity to celebrate Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth by kicking off the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Event’s YAS! (Youth Arts Showcase) …
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CYSO 2018 Highlights: Jazz Orchestra Plays Chicago Jazz Fest
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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite moments of the year here at CYSO. Check out the full series here. Chicago Jazz Fest celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018, and we were thrilled that members of our Jazz Orchestra performed at the event for the very first time. Invited by the Jazz Institute, nine CYSO …
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CYSO 2018 Highlights: Kaiso Steel Teams with Philharmonic Orchestra
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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite moments of the year here at CYSO. Check out the full series here. Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 spring concert featured a special treat for the audience—PO students teamed with our advanced steelpan ensemble, Kaiso Steel Orchestra, to perform Gary Gibson’s Caprice. The performance was the first collaboration between CYSO’s …
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CYSO 2018 Highlights: Chamber Orchestra Explores Immigration
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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite moments of the year here at CYSO. Check out the full series here. In October, our new Chamber Orchestra presented their fall concert, “May Home Never Fade,” at Uptown’s People’s Church. Chamber Orchestra is a mission-driven small ensemble—made up of 40 members of Symphony Orchestra, it seeks to enrich …
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CYSO 2018 Highlights: McGill Brothers Collaboration
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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite moments of the year here at CYSO. Check out the full series here. Looking back at 2018, one of the coolest weeks had to be in early June when we collaborated with orchestral superstars, and CYSO alums, Anthony and Demarre McGill.  The McGill brothers joined Symphony Orchestra first …
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Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert at Orchestra Hall
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Thank you to everyone who came out for Sunday’s Orchestra Hall concert! We hope that you were moved by the energetic performances from our young musicians. From the rousing performance of George Walker’s Address for Orchestra, Hannah Lin’s impassioned performance of Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto, tranquil Fountains of Rome, and finally the enigmatic The Miraculous Mandarin, it was a concert to remember! View more photos in our Facebook album.                    …
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