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Kaiso Steel Featuring on WCIU’s The Jam

Early on the morning of December 5, five dedicated Kaiso Steel Orchestra students (and one Steel alum!) converged at the Fine Arts Building for a very early 5:00 am call time.  The students made their way to the 8th floor where they met Scott McConnell, CYSO Steel Orchestras Director, and did a few practice runs on a handful of songs …
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“Winged Creatures” Producer Jim Ginsburg Nominated for a Grammy

We are excited to share that Cedille Records’ Jim Ginsburg was recently nominated for a Grammy award for Producer of the Year, Classical. Jim was nominated for his most recent Cedille albums, including “Winged Creatures,” recorded by Anthony and Demarre McGill with CYSO’s very own Symphony Orchestra and Allen Tinkham. The other works Jim produced that are recognized with the …
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Symphony Orchestra Triumphs at Fall Concert at Orchestra Hall

Thank you to everyone who joined us for CYSO’s fall Orchestra Hall concert on Sunday night! Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Tinkham played to a packed house, earning multiple standing ovations from the audience, including after the room-shaking finale performance of Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony. We were thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Grammy nominated composer Zhou Tian‘s Transcend and honored that the composer (pictured …
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CYSO Bassist Gives Back: Nicholas Boettcher and The No Repeats Program

In 2017, then 13-year-old bassist Nicholas Boettcher had an idea to bring music lessons to teens serving time in the juvenile detention center near his home in Naperville. With the help of his then 15-year-old brother Jack, a cellist, the two started The No Repeats Project. Nicholas, who is now 15 and co-principal bass in Symphony Orchestra, and Jack, a …
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CYSO Presents Chicago Premiere of Zhou Tian’s “Transcend” at Nov 17 Orchestra Hall Concert

Symphony Orchestra will present the Chicago premiere of  Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s Transcend at their November 17 performance at Orchestra Hall. Transcend was commissioned by the Reno Philharmonic in partnership with CYSO and 11 other professional orchestras to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tian, a professor at Michigan State University, spent months researching both …
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Symphony Orchestra Presents Works by Saint-Saëns, Koussevitzky, Thomas and Tian on Nov 17 at Orchestra Hall

Symphony Orchestra will present their fall 2019 concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 pm under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham. Tickets are on sale now. The concert will feature the Chicago premiere of Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s Transcend, written in honor of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The piece …
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