CYSO to be Featured on CNN’s 4th of July Special


Tune in this Sunday, July 4th as CNN’s primetime “The Fourth in America” special features a special performance from CYSO!  The nationally-televised broadcast will include fireworks displays from across the country 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 “Superman March” from the film Superman.

Screenshot of CYSO on CNN

A still from CYSO’s 2020 appearance on CNN’s 4th of July broadcast

CYSO is excited to be one of just two youth orchestras to be featured in the special, alongside our peers at New York Youth Symphony. Other orchestras featured in Saturday’s event include Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The United States Air Force Band, The United States Army Field Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, United States Navy Band, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. The evening’s star-studded line up will also include The Beach Boys with John Stamos, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Blues Traveler, Brad Paisley, Chicago, Flo Rida, and many more. Check out the full line-up on CNN’s website.

The special will also feature firework shows from across the country in addition to Chicago, including Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, St. Louis, Austin, Houston, Addison, Texas, Pasadena, San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Tune in Sunday night beginning at 6:00 pm CST to cheer on our young musicians on your television, CNNgo app, or CNN.com!


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