CYSO Week

Monday, June 8 — Friday, June 12, 2020

6:00 PM CST

Live on CYSO’s Facebook page

You’re invited to join in on a virtual 5-night celebration we’re calling CYSO Week! Since we can’t bring the CYSO community together in person for spring concerts this year, we’re taking the performances online. Join us as we celebrate the resilience and dedication shown by CYSO students during the spring semester and throughout the entire 19/20 season.

Tune in nightly June 8-12 at 6:00 pm CST on CYSO‘s Facebook page (no account necessary to watch!) or watch the broadcasts the next day on this page. Each evening’s broadcast will be hosted by CYSO students and feature the world premieres of our virtual orchestra videos, recognition of our 2020 seniors, and celebrations of the creativity and resilience of our young musicians during this unprecedented time.

Spread the word to family and friends! We can’t wait to come together with the entire CYSO community to celebrate students’ hard work and the power of music.

Help us reach our $5,000 fundraising goal!

While CYSO Week performances are free and open to the public, we hope you will consider donating what your family would have spent on this spring’s concert tickets to CYSO. Your support will help us continue to offer responsive programming to all students and replace revenue lost due to the COVID-19 crisis.

MONDAY, JUNE 8  |  6:00 pm

  • Les Toréadors from Bizet’s Carmen Virtual Orchestra video debut
    featuring members of Philharmonic Orchestra, Accelerando Strings & Concert Orchestra
  • Jazz Orchestra feature
  • Spotlight on the CYSO Class of 2020

Hosted by students Sarah Craft (Philharmonic & Jazz Orchestra) and Rodrigo Soto (Concert Orchestra)

TUESDAY, JUNE 9  |  6:00 pm

  • Steel Orchestras feature
  • Celebrating CYSO’s Community Engagement Programs
  • Spotlight on the CYSO Class of 2020

Hosted by students Arushi Krishnan (Concert & Kaiso Steel Orchestra) and Jonathan Alday (Philharmonic & Kaiso Steel Orchestra)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10  |  6:00 pm

  • Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 Virtual Orchestra video debut
    featuring members of Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings & Overture Strings
  • Celebrating our spring virtual learning
  • Spotlight on the CYSO Class of 2020

Hosted by students Maja Todorovic (Concert Orchestra) and Brandon Cheng (Symphony Orchestra)

THURSDAY, JUNE 11  |  6:00 pm

  • Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Virtual Orchestra video debut
    featuring members of Overture Strings
  • Chamber Music video debut
  • CYSO 2020 Award winners
  • Spotlight on the CYSO Class of 2020

Hosted by students Abby Lopez (Symphony Orchestra) and Oliver Talukder (Symphony Orchestra)

FRIDAY, JUNE 12  |  6:00 pm

Friday’s broadcast is sponsored by Laura Mandel and Richard Blessen

  • Ride of the Valkyries and Magic Fire Music from Wagner’s The Ring Cycle Virtual Orchestra video debut
    featuring members of Symphony Orchestra
  • A special thank you to CYSO families
  • Spotlight on the CYSO Class of 2020

Hosted by students Nicole Tong (Symphony Orchestra) and Catherine Ramsey (Symphony Orchestra)

Thank you to our generous
CYSO Week sponsors!

Laura Mandel and Richard Blessen

Hank Turner and Erin Aleman

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