CYSO Returns to Midwest Clinic

Flags welcoming attendees to McCormick Place

CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra returns to this year’s Midwest Clinic, a prestigious annual band and orchestra conference. The event, which draws 17,000+ attendees from all over the world, runs from December 19-22 at Chicago’s McCormick place. We are thrilled to be performing for the Midwest Clinic audience once again. Ensembles are only eligible to perform at Midwest Clinic every five years, and CYSO has been honored to be accepted to perform nearly every five years for the past few decades.

Besides performances, the clinic hosts a huge vendor fair featuring a variety of representatives from music schools, businesses, and music-specific organizations, in addition to seminars and workshops. In addition to performing this year, CYSO will also host our very own booth for the first time ever! We’re excited at the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet and mingle with the wider music community.

Aerial view of the vendor fair at Midwest Clinic

CYSO’s performance on December 20 will feature a diverse and wide-ranging program of works by contemporary composers Jessie Montgomery, Anna Clyne, and Sahba Aminikia, alongside works from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Bach, and Strauss. And in addition to Maestro Tinkham, Director of String Ensembles Daniella Valdez will lead Symphony Orchestra string players in two of the pieces.

Symphony Orchestra students at our 2016 Midwest Clinic performance
Symphony Orchestra students at our 2016 Midwest Clinic performance

Stop by our booth (Booth #1727) to say hi and grab some new, limited edition swag and watch our performance on December 20 at 5:45 PM! Symphony Orchestra families will receive more information about options to attend this performance. For others who would like to join us and aren’t already planning to attend Midwest Clinic, we suggest the $25 chaperone/guest ticket option.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, head to the Midwest Clinic website.

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