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Symphony Orchestra Triumphs at Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall

Symphony Orchestra brought the house down at their spring concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, May 19th! Rousing and emotional performances from CYSO’s top ensemble, led by Music Director Allen Tinkham, had the crowd on their feet at multiple points throughout the evening. The evening began with an energetic performance of Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture by Philharmonic Orchestra, under the …
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McGill Brothers’ Album with CYSO Out Now

One of the highlights of CYSO’s 2017-18 season was the collaboration between members of our Symphony Orchestra and orchestral superstars (and CYSO alums!) Anthony and Demarre McGill. The album we recorded with them, Winged Creatures, is out now from Cedille Records! Anthony, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre, principal flute at Seattle Symphony, came to Chicago over …
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CYSO Symphony Orchestra presents Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall on May 19

Symphony Orchestra will present their spring concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 pm. Under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, the concert features works by Stravinsky, Sibelius, Thomas and Copland, along with a performance from CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra. The centerpiece of the program is Igor Stravinsky’s 1919 The Firebird Suite. The piece, which made the …
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Rabia Brooke to Perform Sibelius at May 19 Orchestra Hall Concert

At our May 19 concert at Orchestra Hall, 18 year old Rabia Brooke will perform Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor. Rabia was one of the winners of our 2018 Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and is currently co-concertmaster in the ensemble. Equally at home as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player, Rabia Brooke is an award-winning violinist whose performance experiences span a …
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SO Bassist Alexander Carroll Makes His Conducting Debut at Orchestra Hall on May 19

A talented new conductor will make their debut at our May 19 Orchestra Hall concert: 17 year old Alexander Carroll will make his debut leading his peers in Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down. Alex, a bassist in Symphony Orchestra, was the recipient of the 2018 Doug and Sharon Carroll Conducting Fellowship. Now in its second season, the fellowship is an enrichment opportunity …
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“I Value My Best Effort”: How Concert Orchestra’s Evan McMahon Learns Resiliency and Gives Back

Evan McMahon is a violinist in CYSO’s Concert Orchestra and junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School who also plays in the Whitney Young Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his busy schedule as a musician and keeping up with school work, Evan gives back to the community by spending time each week volunteering with a number of different organizations …
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