Past Events – Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO Masterclass: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, Violin

CYSO is excited to welcome Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier (she/her), performer, teacher, coach, and long-time friend of CYSO. Dr.  Gauthier will lead CYSO violinists in a virtual masterclass on April 28th at 5:00 pm CST. Tune in to the event here on CYSO's Facebook page. No account necessary to watch!   ABOUT DR. RENÉE-PAULE GAUTHIER Dr. Renée-Paule [...]

CYSO at the Pier

Navy Pier 600 E Grand AveChicago,

Join CYSO for two days of music at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier! CYSO ensembles will perform free open rehearsals throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at Navy Pier's Beer Garden Stage and Lakefront Stage. Gather the family and come on out to enjoy the weather and the beautiful music-making as we celebrate the accomplishments of [...]

Spring Virtual Concerts

Join us Saturday, June 12 at 5:00 pm CST as we celebrate our spring orchestras with performances from across our CYSO programs! While the concerts themselves will debut online, we were thrilled to capture live video and audio performances from many students over the past few weeks. The final videos will include fully in-person performances, [...]

CYSO on CNN’s 4th of July Broadcast

Tune in this Sunday, July 4th to see CYSO on CNN’s primetime “The Fourth in America” special beginning at 6:00 pm CST. For the second year in a row, the special will feature members of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Tinkham. This year’s broadcast will include students’ distributed performance of John Williams [...]

CYSO Masterclass: Christie-Keiko Abe, violin

Join us online for our first masterclass of the season! CYSO will welcome violinist Christie-Keiko Abe in a workshop with some of our younger string players. Join us online for this virtual masterclass on Wednesday, September 15 at 5:00 pm cst.. Tune in on CYSO's Facebook page. No account necessary to watch!   ABOUT CHRISTIE-KEIKO [...]

Getting into College 101

CYSO’s popular masterclass includes everything you need to know about the music admissions process. For anyone feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of college applications, we've got you covered!  Join us online to hear from a panel of admissions and music school experts from across the country. Hear perspectives from different programs to find [...]

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