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Get Rehearsal Ready with CYSO Zoom Backgrounds

Virtual rehearsals kick off this week and you’ll be looking sharp with one of CYSO’s new virtual backgrounds! From galaxy gradients to classic instruments and logos, they’re just the thing to make you rehearsal ready for Zoom. Better yet, share a photo in front of your new background and tag CYSO on social media!   Download the individual designs at …
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Kicking Off a New Season in the Park

Photos above by Ed Spinelli Under beautifully clear September skies, CYSO ensembles gathered over the past two weekends for a series of outdoor rehearsals to kick-off the 2020-2021 season. In small, socially-distanced groups, students from Overture Strings all the way up to Symphony Orchestra slathered on some sunscreen, grabbed their masks, and came to play music together for the first …
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Upcoming September Livestreams

We’ve got a full line-up of exciting CYSO livestream events coming up this fall! Every Thursday at 5:00 cst, tune in to our Facebook page for engaging and unique content for musicians of any age. As always, you don’t need a Facebook account to tune in!   Thursday, September 10 | 5:00 pm Backstage Interview: Scott Tegge Symphony Orchestra’s Brandon …
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Summer Symphony Showdown History: The Contemporary Period

Our Contemporary Symphony Showdown selections are William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony no. 5. Read on for our deep dive into the Contemporary Period. For the purposes of our Summer Symphony Showdown, the Contemporary period includes both the 20th and 21st centuries together. This makes the Contemporary era the longest of the four divisions, not to mention …
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Summer Symphony Showdown History: The Romantic Period

Our Romantic Symphony Showdown selections are Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 From the New World and Mahler’s Symphony no. 5. Read on for our deep dive into the Romantic Period. The Romantic Period, which took place roughly between 1830 and 1900, combined the values of emotion from the Baroque period, with the individualism introduced during the Age of Enlightenment. The renewed …
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Summer Symphony Showdown History: The Classical Period

Our Classical Symphony Showdown selections are Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 and Mozart’s Symphony no. 40. Read on for more about the Classical period and these two symphonies. Although we commonly use the term classical music to refer to the type of Western music that isn’t folk or popular music, the official Classical period (1750-1830) in music history stands out significantly …
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