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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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Symphony Orchestra’s Oliver Talukder Gets Tips on NYO

 This summer, CYSO Symphony Orchestra co-principal oboeist Oliver Talukder will join 100 fellow young musicians from across the country for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Members of NYO-USA gather in July for a 3 week residency capped by performances at Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall before embarking on a tour of Europe. Applying for NYO …
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Three CYSO Students Accepted into NYO & NYO2

Three CYSO students were recently selected for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States and its sister program, NYO2. Congratulations to Symphony Orchestra oboist Oliver Talukder, who was accepted to the National Youth Orchestra. This July, Oliver will join students from all over the country this summer NYO’s 3-week residency outside of New York City, followed by performances …
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Young Musicians of Accelerando Strings and ChiArts Orchestra Come Together for Concert Collaboration

Shreya Dudeja is Concertmaster in CYSO’s Accelerando Strings and a member of CYSO’s Social Media Team. She recently participated in the concert collaboration with ChiArts Orchestra and spoke to her fellow musicians and the two ensembles’ conductors about the project and what CYSO hopes to accomplish by bringing the two groups of young musicians together. A few weeks back, CYSO’s …
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