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CYSO Tour: Exploring and Performing in Belgrade

The seven students of CYSO’s Tour Social Media Team are sharing photos and blog posts of their experience abroad on our 2017 Tour of Central Europe. Today flautist Jennifer Wang writes about the students’ three days in Serbia and the first performance of tour at Belgrade’s Kolarac Hall. Last night, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras had its first performance of …
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CYSO Tour: Traveling with an Orchestra

The seven students of CYSO’s Tour Social Media Team are sharing photos and blog posts of their experience abroad on our 2017 Tour of Central Europe. Today we feature a dispatch from flautist Jennifer Wang who reflects on traveling to our first stop, Belgrade, Serbia. Jennifer writes about  flying with instruments and with a group of over 100 people. Hint: It …
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Symphony Orchestra Tour Send-Off Concert at Millennium Park

We sent off CYSO’s Tour of Central Europe in style with a fantastic concert at Millennium Park on Sunday, June 18. Performing the repertoire that students would take on the road to Belgrade, Budapest, and Prague, Symphony Orchestra thrilled the crowd with Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Elgar’s In the South, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6, Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, Puccini’s Manon …
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CYSO Tour: Serbian TV Feature

On the eve of our flight to Belgrade to begin CYSO’s 2017 Tour of Central Europe, the orchestra and our upcoming performance were featured this morning on Serbian TV. Check out the clip below! Keep an eye on our social media and the tour page over the next 10 days as we share our adventures from Europe!


CYSO Tour: Grace Hong Prepares for Europe

CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra sets off on a 10-day Tour of Central Europe on Monday, June 19. Violinist and CYSO summer intern Grace Hong wrote about how she’s preparing for Europe and what she’s most looking forward to about tour. CYSO’s 2017 tour to Europe has almost begun! That thought has been running in my mind for several weeks now, and …
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Blurring the Lines Between Art & Technology: CYSO Virtual Reality Collaboration

CYSO recently partnered with digital agency Isobar to take an innovative spin on traditional art forms and expose our students to emerging technologies. In tandem with pioneering artist Teek Mach, we explored a live collaboration between music and painting in virtual reality with Google Tilt Brush, blurring the lines between technology and the arts. Under the direction of Maestro Tinkham, …
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