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CYSO’s 2021 Year-End Wrap Up

Happy New Year! As we settle in to 2022, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the eventful year that CYSO had in 2021. This past year was […]

Behind the Scenes at Concert Orchestra & CORE’s Fall Concert

Last fall’s concerts were the first time in two years that our ensembles were able to perform together in front of a live audience. To mark the occasion, Symphony Orchestra […]

Alumni Spotlight: Immanuel Abraham, ‘09

As part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations this season, we are catching up with CYSO alumni who are making an impact both on and off the stage. Today’s alumni spotlight […]

Double Double Workshop Brings Together Oboe, Bassoon, & Bassists

CYSO’s popular Double Double Workshop returned in December with a day-long event celebrating all things double reed and double bass! Excited young players from across the area came together to […]

Interview with Composer Vivian Fung

Among the pieces played by CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra at our November 14th Orchestra Hall concert was the midwest premiere of Vivian Fung’s Trumpet Concerto. The concerto, written for CYSO alum […]

Symphony Orchestra Triumphs at their Return to Orchestra Hall

After two long years away, the young musicians of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra took to the Orchestra Hall stage on Sunday night, November 14. Students and audience alike were thrilled to […]

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Elizabeth Bowden, ’00

On Sunday, November 14, CYSO alum Mary Elizabeth Bowden will return to her old stomping grounds, joining Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert at Orchestra Hall. Mary will perform the Midwest premiere […]

Say Hello to CYSO’s New Website!

If you’re reading this post, you may have noticed that the new CYSO website has officially launched! The new site features faster load times and simplified navigation of our program […]

Meet our Student Soloists for the 11/14 Orchestra Hall Concert

Our November 14 Symphony Orchestra concert at Orchestra Hall features a packed line-up of amazing music, including THREE concerto performances! While 2000 alum Mary Elizabeth Bowden will perform the centerpiece […]

CYSO Unveils New Mural Celebrating Young Musicians

As the pandemic left the majority of CYSO’s spaces empty in spring and summer 2021, we took the opportunity to do a little beautification. After many months of hard work, […]

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