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February 2016

The Noteworthy Night: Game On!

The Noteworthy Night: Game On!

February 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - February 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Celebrate the thrill of sports with an evening benefiting CYSO's music training and education programs!

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May 2016

Debut Orchestra + Preparatory Strings Spring Concert

May 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS Terrance Malone Gray, conductor, Debut Orchestra Daniella Valdez, conductor, Preparatory Strings Steven Gooden, Debut Orchestra Winds & Brass Coach Anne McTighe, Preparatory Strings Assistant Conductor Program PREPARATORY STRINGS Gioachino Rossini, The Barber of Seville (Overture) Franz Schubert, Allegretto from Symphony no. 3 Edward MacDowell, Alla Tarantella | Anne McTighe, guest conductor Jeffrey Bishop, 221B Baker Street Elena Roussanova Lucas (b.1974) Russian Polka DEBUT ORCHESTRA Robert Schumann, Symphony no. 4 (Finale) George Frideric Handel, Music for the Royal Fireworks Overture Johannes…

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Concert Orchestra + Accelerando Strings Spring Concert

May 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS Terrance Malone Gray, conductor, Concert Orchestra Daniella Valdez, conductor, Accelerando Strings Katia Waxman, clarinet   Program ACCELERANDO STRINGS Alberto Ginastera, Danza Final from “Estancia” George Frideric Handel, Passacaglia Josef Suk, Serenade, op. 6, E-flat major CONCERT ORCHESTRA José Pablo Moncayo García, Huapango Felix Mendelssohn, The Hebrides, op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave) Carl Maria von Weber, Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op. 73 (J. 114) | Katia Waxman, clarinet Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird (Zhar’-ptitsa; L’oiseau de feu): Suite (1919)     PARKING…

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Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, featuring Concert Orchestra

May 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$20 – $50

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Symphony Center box office at (312) 294-3000 Allen Tinkham, Music Director Program José Pablo Moncayo García, Huapango Performed by CYSO’s Concert Orchestra | Terrance Malone Gray, conductor Gustav Mahler, Symphony no. 6, A minor (Tragic)

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November 2016

Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert

November 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E 60th St Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS Featuring world premiere of Meridian by Jonathan Newman. Program: Jonathan Newman | Meridian Édouard Lalo | Concerto, Violoncello, D minor Noah Chen, cello Antonín Dvořák | Symphony No.6, op.60, B.112, D major Conductor: Terrance Malone Gray  

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Symphony Orchestra Fall Orchestra Hall Concert

November 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Online ticketing has ended. Please purchase tickets for this performance at the door.   Program Jonathan Newman | Blow It Up, Start Again Alexander Glazunov| Violin Concerto in A Minor, op. 82 Eleanor Goes, violin Edward Elgar | In the South, op.50 (Alassio) Ottorino Respighi | Feste romane, P.157 (Roman Festivals)   Conducted by Allen Tinkham

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December 2016

Debut Orchestra and Preparatory Strings Fall Concert

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS Preparatory Strings Program Antonin Dvorak, arr. Robert Sieving | Cavatina Franz Joseph Haydn, arranged by Matt Moreno | The Bird, Finale from String Quartet Op.33, No.3 Gael Berberick | Fogland Beach Blues Bob Lipton |  El Niño Perdido Peter Illich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle | 1812 Overture   Debut Orchestra Program Alexander Borodin | Symphony No. 2 (Themes from 1st movement) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Ralph Matesky | Symphony no. 25, Movement 1 Johannes Brahms, ed.…

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Concert Orchestra and Accelerando Strings Fall Concert

December 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS Accelerando Strings Program Felix Mendelssohn | String Symphony No. 10 in b minor Johannes Brahms, orchestrated by Clark McAlister  | Two Chorale Preludes: A Rose Springs Forth and My Heart Is Filled with Longing Luigi Boccherini, transcribed Clark McAlister | Fandango from Quintet in D, G.488 Andy Patterson | Cook It Hot or Get Out of the Kitchen   Concert Orchestra Program Englebert Humperdinck | Hansel and Gretel George Bizet | L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 * George Bizet…

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Steel Orchestras Fall Concert

December 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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Online ticketing has ended. Please purchase tickets to this performance at the door. Join CYSO's Steel Orchestras students in a joint concert in the Fine Arts Building's newly-restored Studebaker Theater. With performers ranging from elementary to high school level, this concert is guaranteed to get you moving!

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January 2017

Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

January 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL United States
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Online ticketing for this event has ended. Remaining tickets will be for sale at the door. Join CYSO's new Jazz Orchestra in their very first concert! Under the direction of Director of Jazz Pharez Whitted, the performance will be held at the legendary Jazz Showcase, just a few blocks from the Fine Arts Building in Chicago's South Loop. Don't miss it! Music selections to include music by Thad Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, W.C. Handy, Lee Morgan, Jeff Jarvis, and more!…

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February 2017

CYSO 70th Anniversary Celebration

February 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join CYSO at our 70th Anniversary Celebration, our largest fundraiser of the year. This year's event will feature the music of James Bond, with special guest Rachel Barton Pine joining CYSO's Symphony Orchestra. Cocktail reception begins at 6pm, followed by dinner, live auction, and performance. Tickets and information at cyso.org/gala  

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May 2017

Symphony Orchestra Spring Orchestra Hall Concert featuring Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest Glenn Kotche of Wilco

May 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join CYSO's Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of composer-in-residence and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's Infinite Tree. Kotche will join Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, on stage for this unforgettable performance.  CYSO's newest ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, will also open the show. Online ticketing has ended. Please visit the Symphony Center box office or call 312-294-3000 for tickets.  Program Franz von Suppé, Poet and Peasant Overture Performed by CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra Antonin Dvořák , Carnival Overture, op. 92, B.…

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June 2017

CYSO Beer Benefit

June 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lagunitas TapRoom, 2607 W. 17th St.
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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INFO & TICKETS Grab some friends and join us for a great night out in support of CYSO! Featuring craft beer from Lagunitas Brewery, CYSO's Beer Benefit will include entertainment, tamales, and raffle, with proceeds from the evening supporting CYSO's music education programs.

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November 2017

Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

November 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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Join us for Jazz Orchestra's fall performance at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall under the direction of Director of Jazz Pharez Whitted. Online ticketing has now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.   Program will be chosen from the following, and may also feature select combo groups. Neal Hefiti (1922–2008) | Cute Horance Silver (1928–2014) | Filthy McNasty arr. John LaBarbera Slide Hampton (b.1932) | In Case Of Emergency Unknown | Amazon River Lester Young (1909–1959) | Lester Leaps In…

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Fall Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

November 11, 2017 @ 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 CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra as they present their fall concert at University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts.   PURCHASE TICKETS   Program Terrance Malone Gray, conductor Daniel Lopez, flute Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) | Antiche danze ed aire (Ancient Airs and Dances): Suite Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) | Funeral March Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) | Flute Concerto in D major, op. 283 Daniel Lopez, flute Georges Bizet (1838-1875) | Carmen: Suite No. 1 & 2

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Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert at Orchestra Hall

November 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join CYSO's Smphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, November 19 for an evening of unforgettable performances led by Music Director Allen Tinkham. This special evening of music will highlight voices that aren't always heard in the orchestral canon: Contemporary and historic women composers, an orchestral spin on traditional Middle Eastern folk music, and more. Tickets are no longer available online. They can be purchased from the Symphony Center box office before the performance on Sunday or by calling 312-294-3000. "Playing music with others is…

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December 2017

Preparatory Strings & Debut Orchestra Fall Concert

December 9, 2017 @ 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 Preparatory Strings and Debut Orchestra present their fall concert at the Fine Arts Building's Studebaker Theater. Online ticketing for this concert has ended. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance. Dana Green, Debut Orchestra conductor Daniella Valdez, Preparatory Strings conductor Steven Gooden, Debut Orchestra assistant conductor Anne McTighe, Preparatory Strings assistant conductor Program PREPARATORY STRINGS Franz Schubert | Menuetto from Symphony No. 5 (Third Movement) Robert Frost | Mango Tango    …

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Accelerando Strings & Concert Orchestra Fall Concert

December 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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Join Accelerando Strings and Concert Orchestra as they present their fall concert at the Fine Arts Building's Studebaker Theater. Online ticketing for this concert has ended. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance. Michael Mascari, Concert Orchestra conductor Daniella Valdez, Accelerando Strings conductor Program ACCELERANDO STRINGS Franz Joseph Haydn | Presto from Symphony No. 1 Franz Liszt | Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 Dmitri Shostakovich | Romance from the music to the film The…

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Fall Steel Orchestras Concert

December 10, 2017 @ 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 ensembles present their fall concert at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall. Online ticketing for this concert has ended. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance. Malika Green, conductor  Scott McConnell, Steel Orchestras Assistant   THE JUMBIES STEEL ENSEMBLE Traditional | Canon Original composition by The Jumbies students and artistic staff | Percussion Jam THE GROOVE STEEL ENSEMBLE Scott McConnell | Dzana Traditional | Old Joe Clark JUNIOR STEELPAN ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO S.…

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January 2018

Jazz Orchestra Winter Combo Concert

January 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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Join CYSO's Jazz Orchestra for a winter combo concert at Berwyn's The Wire. PURCHASE TICKETS Doors open at 7:40 pm Ticketing for this performance will be through The Wire box office. 

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February 2018

2018 CYSO Gala: West Side Story

February 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join us at the Four Seasons Chicago for CYSO's annual fundraising gala celebrating the music of West Side Story! Tickets on sale beginning in December. More info at cyso.org/gala

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March 2018

Philharmonic Orchestra performs Classic Kids Live’s “Gershwin’s Magic Key”

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Classical Kids Music Education have consistently and independently connected the historic, cultural and artistic values of classical music with our youth. Now for the first time, these two organizations have joined forces for a production of Classical Kids LIVE! Gershwin’s Magic Key. The Chicagoland premiere of this concert production aims to provide families with a theatrically-staged and educational symphonic concert featuring the music of legendary American composer, George Gershwin.  THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Gershwin's Magic…

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May 2018

Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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Join CYSO's Jazz Orchestra for their final concert of the season! We return to Berwyn's the Wire for an evening of big band performances not to be missed. PURCHASE TICKETS

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Spring Debut Orchestra and Preparatory Strings Concert

May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Debut Orchestra and Preparatory Strings return to Northwestern's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall for their final performance of the year.  Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the concert hall one hour before the performance.

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Spring Concert Orchestra and Accelerando Strings Concert

May 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Concert Orchestra and Accelerando Strings return to Northwestern's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall for their final performance of the year. Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the concert hall one hour before the performance.

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Spring Steel Orchestras Concert featuring Ara’wak Opia Bomba Ensemble

May 12, 2018 @ 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 Steel Orchestras return to Ganz Hall for their final performance of the season, guaranteed to have you on your feet. In addition to year-end performances from CYSO's Jumbies, Groove, Junior, and Kaiso Steel Orchestras, the concert will feature a performance from Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center's (SRBCC) Ara’wak Opia bomba ensemble. Members of Ara’wak Opia, a high school-age ensemble, have been working together in an exchange program with Kaiso this spring and will perform a solo piece as well as…

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Spring Symphony Orchestra Concert at Orchestra Hall featuring Philharmonic Orchestra & Members of Jazz Orchestra

May 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Our premier event of the spring, join CYSO's Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall for a celebration of the many meaning of America with a program featuring works by Varèse, Ellington, Bernstein, and Barber. Made up of 120 of the most dedicated and talented young musicians from across the Chicago-region, Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Director Allen Tinkham. CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra will open the performance and Symphony Orchestra will be joined on stage by members of CYSO's Jazz Orchestra for an…

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June 2018

Spring Philharmonic Orchestra Concert featuring CYSO’s Kaiso Steel Orchestra

June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra presents their final concert of the season. Philharmonic will be joined by Kaiso Steel Orchestra to perform Gary Gibson's Caprice for steelpan and symphony orchestras. Online sales are no longer available online. Remaining tickets will be available at the door 1 hour before showtime.

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CYSO Beer Benefit

June 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Revolution Brewery, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Grab some friends and join us for a great night out in support of CYSO! Our 2nd annual Beer Benefit will take place at the Brewer's Lounge at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square. Featuring free beer, food, a CYSO jazz trio, and a tour of the brewery, proceeds from the evening support CYSO's music education programs.  More info on the Beer Benefit page. Tickets on sale this spring!

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November 2018

Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert

November 10, 2018 @ 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. PROGRAM Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Sleeping Beauty: Suite Felix Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 Kelly Kim, violin Joan Tower | Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman George Frideric Handel | Harp concerto in B flat major, op. 4 Zoe O’Shaughnessy, harp Antonin Dvorak | Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88, B. 163

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Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert at Orchestra Hall

November 18, 2018 @ 7:30 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!  Online ticketing has now ended. Tickets can be purchased at the door from the Symphony Center Box Office before the show.   Tickets $20-$60, children under 7 free   Program George Walker - Address for Orchestra Béla Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117, 1st Mvmt I. Allegro non troppo     Hannah Lin, violin Ottorino Respighi - Fontane di Roma, P.106 (Fountains of Rome) Béla Bartók -…

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December 2018

String Orchestras Fall Concert

December 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Steel Orchestras Fall Concert

December 15, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

The CYSO Gala: Chicago Soul

February 9 @ 6:00 pm
Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Chicago soul music was born in the 1960’s on Michigan Avenue’s historic record row. CYSO celebrates the enduring legacy of Chicago soul at our signature fundraising event of the year, the CYSO Gala. Join us for an evening of retro glamour with proceeds supporting CYSO's world-class music education programming for dedicated young musicians from across the Chicago region. The event will feature a special performance from CYSO's world-renowned Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Allen Tinkham, joined by Opal Staples,…

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March 2019

Philharmonic Orchestra with Classical Kids Live

March 17 @ 2:00 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 Beethoven Lives Upstairs at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Tickets on sale now! Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his…

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