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2022 Tour Announcement: We’re Going to Europe!

It’s official: Next summer, Symphony Orchestra will be headed to Europe for our tour of Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, and Vienna! Students will perform at world-renowned concert halls, participate in unparalleled cultural experiences, and make memories to last a lifetime. “Performing on tour allows students to stretch themselves musically and personally and brings about tremendous personal growth,” said Music Director Allen …
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Audio Story from CYSO Student Reflects on the 2020-2021 Season

Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Louis Auxenfans has been a member of CYSO for many years, but the 2020-2021 season was different than any before it. Due to the pandemic, all CYSO ensembles gathered remotely on Zoom each week to rehearse for the two out of the season’s three concert cycles. It until the spring when some members of Symphony Orchestra—divided into …
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CYSO Brings “Super” Performance to CNN’s 4th of July Special

CYSO celebrated the 4th of July in style with Symphony Orchestra’s appearance on CNN’s nationally-broadcast “The Fourth in America” special. Around 9:30 pm CST, students’ performance of John Williams’ “Superman March” from the film Superman was broadcast across the globe to accompany fireworks shows from St. Louis and Nashville. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to this special performance—our …
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CYSO’s Class of 2021

A warm congratulations to the 107 members of CYSO’s class of 2021! We’re so proud of the dedication shown by this year’s seniors, tackling a strange and stressful season with humor, perseverance, and grit. If their success this year is any indication, we can’t wait to see all that they accomplish next! Read on to learn more about this year’s …
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Celebrating the 2020-2021 Season

What a season it’s been! Thank you to the entire CYSO community for another unforgettable year. This season especially, the perseverance and determination of our young musicians have truly been an inspiration. To all of our families, friends, and donors throughout the year: thank you for your unwavering support and overwhelming generosity.  To celebrate the 2020-2021 season, we put together …
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CYSO to be Featured on CNN’s 4th of July Special

Tune in this Sunday, July 4th as CNN’s primetime “The Fourth in America” special features a special performance from CYSO!  The nationally-televised broadcast will include fireworks displays from across the country beginning at 6:00 pm CST. For the second year in a row, the special will feature members of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Tinkham. This year’s …
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