CPS Education Concert: Steel Orchestras
December 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Concerts at 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM
CYSO Education Concerts are free field trip opportunities offered to all CPS schools, aimed specifically at 3rd-5th grade audiences. Conductors and CYSO performers develop programming to engage students and increase their knowledge of instruments, performance, and music history, as well as pre- and post-concert lessons teachers can use to enhance student learning. For CYSO musicians, these concerts create important opportunities for mentorship and demonstrate the power of music to engage and serve our communities.
Take a musical trip to the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago through the music of the steelpan! Young musicians from CYSO’s Kaiso Steel Ensemble will introduce students to the unique sounds of the steelpan (sometimes called the steel drum). The instrument’s creation is a fascinating story of resilience and creativity with roots in the African diaspora.
The Fine Arts Building is easily accessible by the CTA Red/Blue line Jackson stop, and the Orange/Brown/Purple/Pink line Harold Washington Library stop.
The Metra Van Buren stop is on Michigan Ave, right across from the Fine Arts Building.
Bus lines North – South along Michigan Avenue are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20, 56, 60, 147, 151.
126 Bus runs East – West along Jackson to Michigan.
29, 62, 146 and 148 Busses drop off two blocks West on State Street.
Nearest parking to the Fine Arts Building is the Grant Park South Garage. Pre-purchase is available here to reserve a spot. See below for Grant Park South Garage location and entrances.
As our region has moved into the Low COVID-19 Community Level, and in an effort to continue providing the best possible experiences with the health and safety of guests in mind, beginning October 6, 2022 the Fine Arts Building will no longer require proof of vaccination from guests attending events at the Studebaker Theater. The Fine Arts Building will still require masks to be worn by guests while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.