CYSO’s Chamber Orchestra presents their free fall performance at the Peoples Church of Chicago. An innovative ensemble of 40 members of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra seeks to enrich Chicago’s cultural landscape through programming and performances focused on social impact. Each season is themed around a current issue relevant to the Chicago community selected based on student input. The season’s repertoire focuses on that theme and students learn from guest speakers and complete a service project to broaden their understanding of the issue.
This season, Chamber Orchestra students are engaging with the topic of immigration, as it relates to our diverse community here in Chicago and the lives of the composers whose work will be performed. The fall performance at Peoples Church of Chicago will feature Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor, a piece written as the composer struggled with the decision to showcase music from his Czech heritage in his work. During the performance, students will also share a bit about their experience interviewing friends, family and neighbors about their immigration experiences.
This event is free and open to the public!