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November 2019

Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert at Orchestra Hall

November 17 @ 6:30 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join CYSO's Symphony Orchestra presents their fall performance at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, November 17. Led by Music Director Allen Tinkham, the orchestra will present the Chicago premiere of Transcend by composer Zhou Tian, written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The piece was commissioned by Reno Philharmonic in partnership with CYSO and 11 other professional orchestras, each located along the route of the original transcontinental railway. The concert will also feature Augusta Read Thomas's Of Paradise…

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POSTPONED: CPS Education Concert: Jazz Orchestra

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Note: This event has been postponed to the new year. Stay tuned for more information! CYSO’s Jazz Orchestra present two free Education Concert for CPS students at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Details on our Education Concert series here.

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December 2019

Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings, & Overture Strings Fall Concert

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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The students of Overture Strings, Preparatory Strings, and Debut Orchestra present their fall performance. Tickets on sale in November!

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CORE & Concert Orchestra Fall Concert

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Join CORE Chamber Orchestra and Concert Orchestra as they present their fall concert at the Northwestern's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Tickets on sale in November!

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Double Double Workshop

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Calling all double reed and double bass players: CYSO’s popular Double Double Workshop returns for its fifth year! Students age 10-18 are invited to this day-long event dedicated to the oboe, bassoon, and bass. More info at cyso.org/doubledouble

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Steel Orchestras Fall Concert

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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CYSO's Steel Orchestras present their fall performance. Tickets on sale in November.

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Fall Chamberpalooza

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CYSO’s festival of chamber music, Chamberpalooza takes place in Rooms 833, 825, and Curtiss Hall (10th floor). Visitors are encouraged to travel from room to room to experience the sounds of CYSO’s various chamber music ensembles.   This event is free and open to the public!

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January 2020

Masterclass: San Francisco Conservatory

January 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Masterclass with San Francisco Conservatory faculty to be announced.

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February 2020

IMEC Session: Engaging Young Musicians in Their Learning with Daniella Valdez

February 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am

CYSO's own Daniella Valdez will present a session entitled "Engaging Young Musicians in Their Learning: An Exploration of Rehearsal Techniques for Elementary Orchestras" with members of Preparatory Strings at this year's Illinois Music Education Conference. Information on the conference is at ilmea.org/imec

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Jazz Orchestra Combo Concert

February 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Jazz Orchestra combo groups show off their chops! Tickets on sale in January.

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CYSO Gala

February 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Our biggest fundraiser of the year, CYSO's Gala returns on February 8, 2020. Check back for details on this evening of fun and glamour!

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CPS Education Concert: Kaiso Steel Orchestra

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

CYSO’s Steel Orchestras present two free Education Concert for CPS students at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Details on our Education Concert series here.

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Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us for the final round of CYSO’s Concerto Competition. Finalists will perform beginning at 6:30pm. The winner of the competition, who will perform at this fall’s Orchestra Hall concert, will be announced at the end of the evening Event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

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March 2020

Accelerando Strings Community Concert

March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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Details to be announced

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Chamber Showcase

March 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pianoforte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, 60605 United States
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CYSO’s Chamber Showcases are a series of two events highlighting students in our Chamber Music program. Join these small ensembles as they perform at Chicago’s Pianoforte Studios.

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Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical Kids Live’s “Tchaikovsky Discovers America”

March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
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Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Kids Live for a family-friendly performance of "Tchaikovsky Discovers America" at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Tickets on sale this spring!

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Chamber Showcase

March 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pianoforte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, 60605 United States
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CYSO’s Chamber Showcases are a series of two events highlighting students in our Chamber Music program. Join these small ensembles as they perform at Chicago’s Pianoforte Studios.

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CPS Education Concerts: Philharmonic Orchestra with Classical Kids Live

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Studebaker Theatre, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra performs Classical Kids Live's Tchaikovsky Discovers America in two performances for CPS students at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

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April 2020

Spring Chamberpalooza

April 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CYSO’s festival of chamber music, Chamberpalooza takes place in Rooms 833, 825, and Curtiss Hall (10th floor). Visitors are encouraged to travel from room to room to experience the sounds of CYSO’s various chamber music ensembles.  This event is free and open to the public!

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Jazz Orchestra Open House

April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 410 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Interested in CYSO’s Jazz Orchestra? Join us for an evening of open rehearsals, info session, and more! Stop by to experience what it’s like to be a member of the orchestra and get answers to all your questions from CYSO staff.

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CORE Spring Concert

April 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join CORE Chamber Orchestra for their final concert of the year. Details to be announced.

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Symphony Orchestra Spring Community Concert

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Symphony Orchestra presents a free community concert. Venue to be announced.

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May 2020

Steel Orchestras Spring Concert

May 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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CYSO’s Steel Orchestra ensembles take the stage in their final performance of the season. Tickets on sale in April.

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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall featuring Philharmonic Orchestra

May 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join CYSO for our premier event of the spring! Symphony Orchestra takes the stage under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, with an opening performance from  Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets on sale in April.

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Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings, & Overture Strings Spring Concert

May 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Studebaker Theatre, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Join CYSO's Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings, and Overture Strings take the stage for their final concert of the year. Tickets on sale in April

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Concert Orchestra & Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

May 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Studebaker Theatre, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Concert Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra take the stage in their final performance of the season. Tickets on sale in April.

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Philharmonic Orchestra & Accelerando Strings Spring Concert

May 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location tbd. Check back for details!

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