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November 2018

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

November 27, 2018 @ 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

CPS Education Concert: Jazz Orchestra

December 4, 2018
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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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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Double Double Workshop

December 15, 2018 @ 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, 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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Fall Chamberpalooza

December 16, 2018 @ 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’s Dimitri Murrath

January 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 410 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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San Francisco Conservatory's Dimitri Murrath joins us for a free viola masterclass open to the public.   Born in Brussels, Belgian American violist Dimitri Murrath has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Jordan Hall and the Kennedy Center in the United States, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Royal Festival Hall in London, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, the National Auditorium in Madrid, and Theatre de la Ville de Paris. His first solo album,…

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Alumni & Teacher Reception at ILMEA

January 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, 501 Main St
Peoria, IL 61602 United States
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Hobnob with alumni, staff, and music professionals from across the state at CYSO's ILMEA reception. Join us for drinks, appetizers, and great conversation! Open to all teachers, directors, and CYSO alumni.   Download the reception flyer or printable 4-up page to help spread the word!  

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CANCELED: 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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This event has been postponed due to weather. Check back for an updated date soon. 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

The CYSO Gala: Chicago Soul

February 9, 2019 @ 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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Spring Chamber Orchestra Concert

February 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peoples Church of Chicago, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, 60640 United States
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CYSO's Chamber Orchestra presents their final concert of the season at The Peoples Church of Chicago in Uptown. Led by Music Director Allen Tinkham, Chamber Orchestra will perform Kareem Roustom's Aleppo Songs and Howard Hason's Symphony No 2. This event is free and open to the public!

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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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Symphony Orchestra Concert Competition Finals

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Members of Symphony Orchestra compete in the final round of our 2019 Concerto Competition. This event is free and open to all!

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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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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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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 @ 3:00 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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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! 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.   SCHEDULE Info Session | 6:30 - 7:00 pm Room 802 Rehearsal Observation | 7:00 - 8:00 pm Room 833

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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 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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CYSO's Philharmonic Orchestra will present Classical Kids Live's Beethoven Lives Upstairs in two performances for CPS students at 10am and 12pm.

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May 2019

Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings & Overture Strings 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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Join CYSO's Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings, and Overture Strings in their final concert of the year. PURCHASE TICKETS

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Concert Orchestra &Accelerando Strings 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 Accelerando Strings take the stage in their final performance of the season. PURCHASE TICKETS

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Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

May 7, 2019 @ 8:00 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. PURCHASE TICKETS

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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. PURCHASE TICKETS

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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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Online ticketing ended. Tickets are now available from the Symphony Center Box Office by calling 312-294-3000 or in person beginning at 2:00 on Sunday.   Join CYSO for our premier event of the spring! Symphony Orchestra takes the stage under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham to perform works from Stravinsky, Sibelius, Thomas, and Copland. Philharmonic Orchestra will open the show.   PROGRAM Mikhail Glinka | Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture Performed by CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra | Terrance Malone Gray,…

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June 2019

Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

June 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Philharmonic Orchestra presents their final concert of the season at the Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium. PURCHASE TICKETS   PROGRAM Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857) | Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture Max Bruch (1838-1920) | Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 Yuki Santibañez, violin Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) | Romeo and Juliet Suite 1 & 2

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CYSO Beer Benefit

June 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Revolution Brewery, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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The CYSO Beer Benefit is back! Grab some friends and join us for a great night out in support of CYSO. Our 3rd annual Beer Benefit will take place on Tuesday, June 4th at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square. Featuring beer, food, games, a CYSO jazz combo, and a tour of the brewery facilities, proceeds from the evening support CYSO’s music education programs. General admission $75 | CYSO Alumni admission $50 PURCHASE TICKETS   More information about this event

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CYSO Midsommar Celebration

June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra kicks off their Tour of the Baltics with a free concert celebrating summer! Join our talented young musicians for this family-friendly performance. Before and after the concert, stick around for a festival featuring organizations, activities, and crafts from the countries the orchestra will visit on tour: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and Russia. Festival runs from 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Concert begins at 3:00 pm.   RSVP NOW FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS   FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES SWEDEN | Make a…

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Symphony Orchestra Tour of the Baltics

June 19, 2019 - June 29, 2019

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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September 2019

Masterclass Series: Getting into College 101

September 26, 2019 @ 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? Our popular masterclass includes everything you need to know about the music admissions process with a panel of admissions and music school experts from across the country. Hear what they look for in applicants and what you can be doing now to prepare your audition and application. PANELISTS The Juilliard School Laura John | Administrative Assistant, Office of Admissions Laura John has served as the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Admissions…

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CYSO College Fair

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us for CYSO’s College Fair! Representatives from colleges and universities across the country will join us to meet with students and share information about their programs. Open to current CYSO students as well as the general public. The event will take place in the 8th floor elevator lobby. Exhibitors DePaul University DePauw University Interlochen Center for the Arts Keep Musicians Playing The Eastman School of Music Teen Arts Pass Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative Others to be announced

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October 2019

CYSO Open House | Saturday Programs

October 19, 2019
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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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. Details about this season's Open House will be available soon!

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CYSO Open House | Sunday Programs

October 20, 2019
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Join us as our Sunday programs open their doors to the public for the only time all season! With ensembles for elementary, middle, and high school musicians, the Sunday Open House is a great opportunity for students to experience the level of many of our ensemble programs. Details about this season's Open House will be available soon!

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November 2019

Symphony Orchestra Fall Community Concert

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451
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Join CYSO's Symphony Orchestra for a free run-out concert at Lincoln-way Central High School

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Philharmonic Orchestra & Accelerando Strings Fall Concert

November 10, 2019 @ 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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Join Philharmonic Orchestra and Accelerando Strings for their fall concert at Logan Center for the Arts. Tickets on sale now! PURCHASE TICKETS      

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Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 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 now! PURCHASE TICKETS

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Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert at Orchestra Hall

November 17, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Debut Orchestra, Preparatory Strings, & Overture Strings Fall Concert

December 8, 2019 @ 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. PURCHASE TICKETS Program OVERTURE STRINGS Bob Phillips | A Bach Fest Brian Balmages | Burst! Frank Halferty | Dance of Fire Traditional arr. Klauss | Loch Lomond PREPARATORY STRINGS Antonio Vivaldi arr. Frankenpohl | Sinfonia in F Ludwig van Beethoven arr. McCashin | Allegretto from Symphony no. 7, Mvt. 2 Eric B Davis | Chimera Michael Hopkins | Dance of the Red Dragon Alexander Borodin Arr.…

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CORE & Concert Orchestra Fall Concert

December 8, 2019 @ 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. PURCHASE TICKETS PROGRAM Concert Orchestra Healey Wilan | Overture to an Unwritten Comedy Florence Price | Symphony No 1., Mvts. I & III J.S. Bach | Little Fugue in G Minor George Butterworth | A Shropshire Lad Leroy Anderson | Fiddle Faddle CORE W.A. Mozart | Symphony no. 40, K. 550, g minor

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CMPI Student Recital

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 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 14 fellows from Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative—including many CYSO students!—for a free recital in Curtiss Hall. Information on applying for CMPI's 2020/2021 fellowship, which supports talented young musicians from backgrounds under-represented in the professional orchestral world, will also be available.

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Double Double Workshop

December 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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. PURCHASE TICKETS

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Fall Chamberpalooza

December 15, 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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January 2020

Masterclass: San Francisco Conservatory Piccolo Professor Catherine Payne

January 19 @ 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 Catherine Payne, San Francisco Conservatory piccolo professor and Principal Piccolo of the San Francisco Symphony. Catherine Payne joined the San Francisco Symphony as piccolo player in 1996. Previously, she performed and recorded with the Boston Symphony as acting second flute for two seasons, and she served as principal flute of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and associate principal flute and piccolo player with the Portland Symphony. She has also performed in Chicago and Europe with the Chicago…

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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 can be purchased at the Wire's website by clicking HERE!   Click here to purchase your tickets! 

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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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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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May 2020

Masterclass: Emma Gerstein, CSO Flute and CYSO Alum

May 15 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

Join CYSO this Friday, May 15 at 5:00 pm CST for a very special masterclass with Emma Gerstein, flutist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and '05 CYSO alum! Tune in on CYSO's Facebook page as Emma works with CYSO flutists and answers your questions live. No account is necessary to watch—just visit facebook.com/ChicagoYouthSymphonyOrchestras   About Emma Emma Gerstein is the second flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She was appointed to the post in 2017 by Music Director Riccardo Muti.…

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June 2020

CYSO Week

June 1 - June 5

You’re invited to join in on a virtual 5-night celebration we’re calling CYSO Week! Since we can’t bring the CYSO community together in person for spring concerts this year, we’re taking the performances online. Join us as we celebrate the resilience and dedication shown by CYSO students during the spring semester and throughout the entire 19/20 season. Tune in nightly June 1-5 at 6:00 pm CST on CYSO’s Facebook page (no account necessary to watch!). Read more and check out the…

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Masterclass with Matthew Lipman, Violist & CYSO Alum

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join CYSO on Friday, June 26 at 5:00 pm CST for a masterclass with 2009 alum, violist Matthew Lipman! Tune in on CYSO’s Facebook page as Matthew works with CYSO violists and answers your questions live. No account is necessary to watch—just visit facebook.com/ChicagoYouthSymphonyOrchestras   More info on our blog!

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Anthony McGill Live

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us online as clarinetist and superstar CYSO alum Anthony McGill presents a live virtual performance! Friday June 26, 2020  |  7:00 pm CST/8:00 pm est  6:30 PM CST:     “Doors Open” 6:35 PM CST:     Pre-Concert Talk with Anthony McGill and Thomas Holt, Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago 7:00 PM CST:     Concert begins   PROGRAM Anthony McGill, clarinet Anna Polonsky, piano Florence Price | Adoration Arr. Anthony McGill  Leonard Bernstein | Sonata for Clarinet…

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September 2020

CYSO Livestream: Trivia Show

September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Debut Orchestra’s Dana Green leads a “back to school” themed music trivia game. Join the Q&A fun by tuning in on CYSO's Facebook page. No account necessary to watch!

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“We Never Stopped Making Music” – U.S. Youth Orchestras eFestival

September 20 @ 7:00 pm

CYSO is excited to be part of a nationwide online festival of youth orchestras, “We Never Stopped Making Music." Hosted by the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the eFestival will take place on September 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST broadcast around the world live on YouTube Live. CYSO and the New Jersey Youth Symphony will be joined by Hawaii Youth Symphony, Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio to share how our youth orchestras have responded to…

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CYSO Livestream: Playing a Story with Anne Huynh McTighe

September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Designed specifically with elementary school musicians in mind, Assistant Director of String Ensembles Anne Huynh McTighe leads the first of four sessions exploring making music that tells a story. Join the fun by tuning in on CYSO's Facebook page. No account necessary to watch!

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