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January 2018

Debut Orchestra Community Concert

January 29, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
L.J. Hauser Junior High School, 65 Woodside Rd
Riverside, IL 60546 United States
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CYSO's Debut Orchestra presents a morning of performances at L. J. Hauser Junior High School in Riverside.

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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

Accelerando Strings Community Concert with ChiArts Orchestra

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Chicago High School for the Arts, 2714 W Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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CYSO's Accelerando Strings takes the stage with Chicago High School of the Arts orchestra. Join us for this free performance at ChiArts auditorium to hear dedicated and talented young players from across the region, and around the city of Chicago.

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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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Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition

February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 410 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CPS Education Concerts: Steel Orchestras

February 27, 2018 @ 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 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.

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Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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March 2018

Steelpan History Presentation & Film Screening with Dr. Kim Johnson

March 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CYSO is excited to welcome historian Dr. Kim Johnson for a special presentation on steelpan history and screening of Dr. Johnson's new documdrama Pan! The Steel Drum Odyssey. Dr. Johnson is an accomplished journalist, author, and researchers and is recognized as the foremost Steelpan historian in Trinidad & Tobago.  The presentation and screening will be followed by a Q&A session. More on the film can be found here. This event is free and open to the public! RSVP here  …

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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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CYSO at SXSW

March 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX United States
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Music Director Allen Tinkham will appear at a South by Southwest panel to discuss CYSO's collaboration with tech firm Isobar and pioneering artist Teek Mach to combine live music performance and live painting in virtual reality. The session, titled "Art & Tech: A Classic Experience in a Virtual World," will explore how emerging virtual reality technologies can provide new avenues for engagement and appreciation of classical music and create collaborative art forms that never existed before. Details on the event.…

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CYSO Chamber Showcase

March 17, 2018 @ 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.   Planning to drive to the event? Reserve parking through SpotHero using the promo code CYS017 and SpotHero will donate $5 back to CYSO. For those using SpotHero for the first time, that code is also good for an extra 5% off your already-discounted parking rate.

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CYSO Chamber Showcase

March 24, 2018 @ 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.   Planning to drive to the event? Reserve parking through SpotHero using the promo code CYS017 and SpotHero will donate $5 back to CYSO. For those using SpotHero for the first time, that code is also good for an extra 5% off your already-discounted parking rate.

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April 2018

Chamber Orchestra Concert

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CYSO's new Chamber Orchestra presents the culminating performance of their spring 2018 pilot season. Join the orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Allen Tinkham, as they present Franz Schubert's Symphony no. 2. The new orchestra seeks to enrich Chicago’s cultural landscape through chamber orchestra performances focused on social impact. The Chamber Orchestra serves as a leadership development incubator for Symphony Orchestra members, focusing on developing empathetic and informed student citizens. In the shortened spring pilot season, students explored mental health and…

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Chamberpalooza

April 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 833, 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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CPS Education Concerts: Concert Orchestra

April 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Presented by International Music Foundation's Live Music Now! Young People's Concert Series, CYSO’s Concert Orchestra presents two free Education Concert for CPS students at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Details on our Education Concert series here.

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Symphony Orchestra Community Concert

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Whitney Young High School, 211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL United States
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Join CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra for a free run-out concert at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago.   PROGRAM Leonard Bernstein | West Side Story: Overture Duke Ellington | Grand Slam Jam Samuel Barber | Symphony No. 1 in One Movement, op. 9 Edgard Varèse | Amériques (1929 version)

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CPS Education Concerts: Philharmonic orchestra

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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In partnership with Foundations of Music, CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra presents two free Education Concert for CPS students at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Details on our Education Concert series here.

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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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NTA Spring Arts Festival

May 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CYSO @NTA, our band program at CPS's National Teachers Academy Elementary School, presents their spring performance as part of the school's Spring Arts Festival. Join us to celebrate the progress made by these dedicated young musicians!  

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Spring Overture Strings Recital

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The young musicians of CYSO's Overture Strings present their final performance of the season in Curtiss Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.

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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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CPS Education Concerts: Steel Orchestras

May 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kenwood Academy, Address: 5015 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Presented by International Music Foundation’s Live Music Now! Young People’s Concert Series, CYSO’s Steel Orchestras present two free Education Concert for CPS students at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. Details on our Education Concert series here.

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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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Inclusive and Equitable Orchestras Performance and Conversation: CYSO with Anthony & Demarre McGill

June 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The League of American Orchestras conference is coming to Chicago! CYSO will appear with alumni Anthony McGill (Principal clarinet New York Philharmonic) and Demarre McGill (Principal flute, Seattle Symphony) at this session on building inclusive and equitable professional orchestras. The session will feature a world premiere double concerto from Michael Abels (Get Out) performed by the McGills and CYSO's Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, followed by an interview with the McGills, and a performance of…

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Kaiso Steel Orchestras at Millennium Park Young Artist Showcase

June 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Join members of CYSO's Kaiso Steel Orchestras as they perform on the lawn at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion as part of the Grant Park Music Festival's Young Artist Showcase. The performance immediately precedes the evening's concert on the main stage.   As always, seating on the Great Lawn for Grant Park Music Festival concerts is free!

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Anthony & Demarre McGill in Concert with CYSO Symphony Orchestra

June 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave, First Floor
Chicago, 60605
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Join us for this exciting FREE concert as CYSO alumni Anthony McGill (Principal clarinet New York Philharmonic) and Demarre McGill (Principal flute, Seattle Symphony) join Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, at Studebaker Theater. Two of our most notable CYSO alumni, the McGill brothers return to their hometown of Chicago for this exclusive concert.  RSVP NOW FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS!    

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CYSO Performance for Make Music Chicago

June 21, 2018

Join a CYSO chamber ensemble for a Make Music Chicago performance outside the Fine Arts Building. Details to come on our part of this fun city-wide initiative. In the meantime, check out Make Music Chicago for more info.

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September 2018

Jazz Orchestra Combo at Chicago Jazz Fest

September 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St
Chicago, 60601 United States
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Join a combo group from CYSO's Jazz Orchestra as they take the stage at Jazz Fest! "Roof Top Jazz: Young Jazz Lions" takes place at the Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace.

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Saturday Orchestra Parent Meetings

September 15, 2018
Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL United States
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Sunday Orchestras Parent Meetings

September 16, 2018
Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Ave, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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CYSO Symphony Orchestra at YAS! Fest

September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Join CYSO's world-renowned Symphony Orchestra for YAS! Fest, a free celebration young artists from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). In honor of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth, YAS! Fest will bring together young creatives from all cross the city to the Millennium Park campus for a day-long celebration.  CYSO's Symphony Orchestra teams up with Chicago Children's Choir for a free concert at Pritzker Pavilion that will be live broadcast on WFMT's Introductions.  Check the Facebook…

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Masterclass: Getting Into College 101

September 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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“May Home Never Fade” | Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert

October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Peoples Church of Chicago, 941 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, 60640 United States
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CYSO's Chamber Orchestra presents their free fall performance at the Peoples Church of Chicago. An innovative ensemble of 40 members of CYSO's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra seeks to enrich Chicago’s cultural landscape through programming and performances focused on social impact. Each season is themed around a current issue relevant to the Chicago community selected based on student input. The season's repertoire focuses on that theme and students learn from guest speakers and complete a service project to broaden their understanding…

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November 2018

Symphony Orchestra Fall Community Concert

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Carl Sandburg High School, 13300 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL United States
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Join CYSO's Symphony Orchestra for the first community concert of the year at Carl Sandburg High School! The event is FREE and open to the public. 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 – The Miraculous Mandarin, op.19: Suite

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Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

November 6, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
The Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt Rd,
Berwyn, IL 60402 United States
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Join the talented young musicians of CYSO's Jazz Orchestra as they present their fall concert with music from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and more!.  Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the door beginning 30 minutes before the performance.

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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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“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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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