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February 2020

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

February 1 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 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 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join us for an evening of glamour par excellence! CYSO’s 2020 Gala celebrates the enduring Gershwin classic, “An American in Paris,” and music of the legendary city of lights. As our largest fundraising event of the year, the Gala supports world-class music education for young people from across the Chicago region. Featuring cocktails, dinner, live auction, and performances from members of CYSO's Symphony Orchestra, Kaiso Steel Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, and Preparatory Strings. Info and tickets at cyso.org/gala

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Masterclass with Violist Roger Chase

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us for a free masterclass with violist Roger Chase on Saturday, February 15th. This event is free and open to the public! Born in London, Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music with Bernard Shore and in Canada with Steven Staryk, also working for a short time with the legendary Lionel Tertis. He made his debut with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1979, and has since played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout…

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CPS Education Concert: Kaiso Steel Orchestra

February 25 @ 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. When: Tuesday, February 25th - 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM performances Who: 4th, 5th, & 6th graders and their teachers Where: The Studebaker Theater at the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Ave. Cost: Schools must provide their own transportation, but there are no other costs. Click HERE to register online, then email a copy of your…

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Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals

February 27 @ 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

CPS Education Concert: Jazz Orchestra

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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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. When: Tuesday, March 10th - 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM performances Who: 4th, 5th, & 6th graders and their teachers Where: The Studebaker Theater at the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Ave. Cost: Schools must provide their own transportation, but there are no other costs. Click HERE to register online, then email a copy of…

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Accelerando Strings Community Concert

March 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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Details to be announced

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Chamber Showcase

March 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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. When: Tuesday, March 31st - 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM performances Who: 3rd & 4th graders and their teachers Where: The Studebaker Theater at the Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Ave. Cost: Schools must provide their own transportation, but there are no other costs. Click HERE to register online, then email a copy of your transportation confirmation…

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April 2020

Spring Chamberpalooza

April 5 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Join Symphony Orchestra in a run-out concert at Downers Grove North High School. Free and open to the public!

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May 2020

Steel Orchestras Spring Concert

May 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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CYSO’s Jazz Orchestra takes the stage at Berwyn’s Wire. Tickets on sale in April

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Philharmonic Orchestra & Accelerando Strings Spring Concert

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join Philharmonic Orchestra and Accelerando Strings in their final concert of the season. Tickets on sale in April.

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