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September 2018

Masterclass: Getting Into College 101

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 410 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of college applications? Join us for this panel discussion to find out everything you need to know to be an expert at the college admissions process. Hear firsthand what universities are looking for in applicants, how to fill out a FAFSA, and what you can do now to prepare for college. Designed for future music majors and non-music majors alike. Free and open to the public. Panelists include Brittany Jimenez, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission at University of…

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CYSO College Fair

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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College Fair brings together representatives from colleges, universities, camps, and other music education organizations to speak directly with CYSO students and families. All students are encouraged to attend! The fair will take place in the 8th floor lobby outside the elevators.    Exhibitors will include: Butler University Cleveland Institute of Music DePaul University School of Music Ithaca College School of Music The Eastman School of Music University of Denver Lamont School of Music University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre…

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October 2018

CYSO Open House | Saturday Programs

October 20

Join us as our Saturday programs open their doors to the public for the only time all season! With ensembles for elementary, middle, and high school musicians, the Saturday Open House is a great opportunity for students to experience the level of many of our ensemble programs. Visit the Open House Weekend page for information on last year's event. Details about this season's Open House will be available soon!

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CYSO Open House | Sunday Programs

October 21

Join us as our Sunday programs open their doors to the public for the only time all season! The Sunday Open House is a great opportunity for high school-age musicians to experience our two most advanced ensembles, Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras.  Visit the Open House Weekend page for information on last year's event. Details about this season's Open House will be available soon!

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Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert

October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Peoples Church of Chicago, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, 60640 United States
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CYSO's Chamber Orchestra, made up of select members of Symphony Orchestra, presents their fall performance at the People's Church of Chicago. Chamber Orchestra serves as CYSO's leadership development incubator, challenging students to engage not only musically but also civically. Each season is themed around a current issue relevant to the Chicago community, with the season's repertoire selected around that theme and guest speakers from the community brought in to deepen students' understanding of the issue. This year, Chamber Orchestra curriculum…

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November 2018

Symphony Orchestra Fall Community Concert

November 4 @ 3:00 pm

Location TBD

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Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

November 6 @ 8:30 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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Join our Jazz Orchestra as they present their fall concert under the direction of Pharez Whitted. Tickets will go on sale in October.

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Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert

November 10 @ 7:00 pm
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E 60th St Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Join Philharmonic Orchestra for their fall concert at Logan Center for the Arts. Tickets will go on sale in October.

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Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert at Orchestra Hall

November 18 @ 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's Symphony Orchestra for our premier concert of the fall! Tickets will go on sale in October.    Program Augusta Read Thomas - Brio Béla Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117, 1st Mvmt I. Allegro non troppo      Hannah Lin, violin George Walker - Address for Orchestra Ottorino Respighi - Fontane di Roma, P.106 (Fountains of Rome) Béla Bartók - The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19: Suite

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December 2018

CPS Education Concert: Jazz Orchestra

December 4
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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String Orchestras Fall Concert

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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CYSO's string orchestras-- Accelerando, Preparatory, and Overture Strings-- present their fall performance. Tickets will go on sale in November.

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Concert Orchestra & Debut Orchestra Fall Concert

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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CYSO's Saturday full orchestras take the stage in their fall performance. Tickets will go on sale in November.

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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 - 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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Tickets will go on sale in November.

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Fall Chamberpalooza

December 16 @ 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 2019

Masterclass: San Francisco Conservatory

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

Info to come

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Jazz Orchestra Winter Combo Concert

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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 - 10:30 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
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 - 4:00 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 - 5:30 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 - 5:30 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 - 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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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 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 - 4:00 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-- takes 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 - 8:30 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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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall featuring Philharmonic Orchestra

May 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 @ 12:00 am

Time and location tbd

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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, 2020 @ 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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