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CYSO Tour: Ten days, Four countries, One Video

A member of our Social Media Team for the 2017 Tour of Central Europe, violist Kayla Cabrera is a familiar face to those who follow CYSO; Her story was featured in a blog post back in 2016. On her way to Julliard this fall, Kayla joined us on tour for one last CYSO experience and captured her travels in a …
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CYSO Tour: Jihlava, Prague, and Saying Goodbye

In her final post from our 2017 Tour of Central Europe, flute player Jennifer Wang writes about our final stop in Europe and the bittersweet end of tour. Endings are always the worst. I mean (of course) that endings are always the hardest; in both life and music, they mark the cut-off of incredible experiences. Even for happy occasions, endings are …
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CYSO Tour: Challenges and Triumphs in Budapest

In her third dispatch from our 2017 Tour of Central Europe, Symphony Orchestra flute player Jennifer Wang writes about the group’s experience in Budapest, the beauty and charm of the city and the challenges that had to be overcome in order to perform their second concert.  Our Budapest leg of the tour was one filled with both beauty and hardship. …
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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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