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November 2018

“How Gen Z Can Change the Face(s) of Classical Music” Panel Discussion

November 27 @ 6:00 pm

CYSO, in partnership with Merit School of Music, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (CAA), will hand the mic to the next generation of classical musicians. Currently, African-Americans and Latinx represent barely 4% of American orchestras. Why is this? And how can we change the look of the orchestras of the future? These are just a couple of the questions to be considered during a panel discussion exploring the homogeneity of modern classical music. Through a conversation with Chicago…

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December 2018

String Orchestras Fall Concert

December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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The students of Accelerando Strings, Preparatory Strings, and Overture Strings present their fall performance.  PURCHASE TICKETS   Program OVERTURE STRINGS Keiko Yamada | Asobu Glen Ballard,Alan Silvestri, arr. Story | Believe from The Polar Express Richard Meyer | Chins and Pins Soon Hee Newbold | Wild Western Frontier PREPARATORY STRINGS Franz Schubert | Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, I. Allegro Haydn, Bach,and Gardel | The Emperor’s New Clothes Daniel Alomia Robles | El Condor Pasa Todd Parrish | Ventus…

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Concert Orchestra & Debut Orchestra Fall Concert

December 9 @ 6:30 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Join us for CYSO's Concert Orchestra and Debut Orchestra's fall performance at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University. Tickets will go on sale in November. PURCHASE TICKETS Program: DEBUT ORCHESTRA Aaron Copland | John Henry Gioachini Rossini | William Tell Overture Dmitri Shostakovich | Finale from Symphony no. 5 Johann Strauss Jr. | Entrance March from The Gypsy Baron INTERMISSION CONCERT ORCHESTRA Gustav Holst | Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity from The Planets Emmanuel Chabrier | Suite Pastorale Charles Auguste de…

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Double Double Workshop

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 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 fourth 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 15 @ 3:00 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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CYSO's Steel Orchestras take the stage at their fall performance at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall. Students from Jumbies, Groove, Junior, and Kaiso Steel Orchestras will perform works by Fela Kuti, Woody Guthrie, and more!  PURCHASE TICKETS Program: THE JUMBIES STEEL ENSEMBLE J. Phillip Miller, Sheppard M. Greene | We All Sing In the Same Voice William Komla Amoaku | Tu Tu Gbovi THE GROOVE STEEL ENSEMBLE Woody Guthrie | This Land is Your Land Paul Mataruse | Gandanga JUNIOR STEELPAN…

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Fall Chamberpalooza

December 16 @ 6:00 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 2019

Masterclass: San Francisco Conservatory

January 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Jazz Orchestra Winter Combo Concert

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us at CYSO Jazz Orchestra combo groups show off their chops! This event is free and open to the public.

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February 2019

CYSO Gala

February 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join us for a night of glamour and music at the CYSO Gala! Details to come. In the meantime, check out cyso.org/gala for more on last year's event.

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CPS Education Concert: Kaiso Steel Orchestra

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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March 2019

Accelerando Strings Community Concert with ChiArts Orchestra

March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Chicago High School for the Arts, 2714 W Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Accelerando Strings takes the stage with the ChiArts Orchestra in free joint community concert.

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Philharmonic Orchestra with Classical Kids Live

March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
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Stay tuned for more information on this exciting collaboration between Philharmonic Orchestra and Classical Kids Live!

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CYSO Chamber Showcase

March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 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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CYSO Chamber Showcase

March 30, 2019 @ 4:00 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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April 2019

Jazz Orchestra Open House

April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 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! More info to come. 

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Spring Chamberpalooza

April 7, 2019 @ 6:00 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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Symphony Orchestra Spring Community Concert

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Join Symphony Orchestra in a run-out concert at Vernon Hills High School. Free and open to the public!

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CPS Education Concert: Philharmonic Orchestra

April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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May 2019

String Orchestras Spring Concert

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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CYSO's three string orchestras-- Accelerando, Preparatory, and Overture Strings-- take the stage in their final performance of the year. Tickets on sale in April.

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Concert Orchestra & Debut Orchestra Spring Concert

May 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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Concert Orchestra and Debut Orchestra take the stage in their final performance of the season. Tickets on sale in April.

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Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

May 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

CYSO's Jazz Orchestra takes the stage at Berwyn's Wire. Tickets will go on sale in April.

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Steel Orchestras Spring Concert

May 11, 2019 @ 3:00 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.

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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall featuring Philharmonic Orchestra

May 19, 2019 @ 6:30 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! Information to come.

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June 2019

Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

June 1, 2019

Time and location to be determined. Stay tuned!

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CYSO Tour Send-Off Concert

June 16, 2019

Join us as we send our CYSO Tour of the Baltics off in style! More info to come.

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Symphony Orchestra Tour of the Baltics

June 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Students from CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra embark on a tour of the Baltics in June 2019, performing at world-class concert halls in some of northern Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Stops include Stockholm, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg, Russia. More info at cyso.org/2019-tour

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