CYSO is excited to be part of a nationwide online festival of youth orchestras, “We Never Stopped Making Music.” Hosted by the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the eFestival will take place on September 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST broadcast around the world live on YouTube Live.
CYSO and the New Jersey Youth Symphony will be joined by Hawaii Youth Symphony, Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio to share how our youth orchestras have responded to the global pandemic. Each youth orchestra will feature a student representative who will discuss how continuing to make music throughout the pandemic has had a positive impact on their lives. CYSO Symphony Orchestra’s Brandon Cheng will introduce SO’s spring virtual orchestra performance video alongside similar videos from each of the youth orchestras. The performances demonstrate the diverse and innovative ways the youth orchestra community has continued to connect, perform, and amplify the creative voices of young musicians during the COVID-19 outbreak.