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18 CYSO Students to Perform at the Chicago Youth in Music Festival

CYSO students will take the stage at the 2024 Chicago Youth in Music Festival Finale on April 29th along with young Chicagoan musicians from Merit School of Music, Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, and the People’s Music School. Sitting side-by-side with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Festival Orchestra will perform Shostakovich Symphony No. 4, one of the composer’s most experimental and inventive pieces. After a rigorous audition process, 18 of our students were accepted into the 2024 Festival Orchestra this year. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and we cannot wait to see you perform in concert!

Paloma Furst Chavira
Bea Sjostrom
Wells Gjerlow
Clara Frantzen
Chloe Cohen
David Roche
Mabel Brown
Isabella Nichols
Solomon Brown
Dominick Travis
Sonali Marion
David Lee
Elyse Schlesinger
Sarah Gomez
Hayden Joyce
Bennett King
David Stolyarov
Jonathan Kravchuk

The 2023 Chicago Youth in Music Festival Festival Orchestra

The Chicago Youth in Music Festival is an annual celebration of young people who are passionate about symphony orchestras. This year, the 2024 Festival takes place April 20-29 at Symphony Center and features young musicians from across Chicago. The festival will also consist of a Community Youth Orchestra Convening on April 20, led by CYSO Music Director Allen Tinkham, and a CPS String Orchestra Convening on April 26, led by CYSO Director of Strings Daniella Valdez.

Chicago Youth in Music Festival Finale will happen on Monday, April 29th, 2024 at 7:30 PM at Symphony Center. The free concert will feature the Civic Orchestra and Chicago-area high school students from five partner organizations to perofrm Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony. Tickets are available for reservation beginning April 15.

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