Tag Archives: CYSO Stories

“I Value My Best Effort”: How Concert Orchestra’s Evan McMahon Learns Resiliency and Gives Back
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Evan McMahon is a violinist in CYSO’s Concert Orchestra and junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School who also plays in the Whitney Young Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his busy schedule as a musician and keeping up with school work, Evan gives back to the community by spending time each week volunteering with a number of different organizations …
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Symphony Orchestra’s Oliver Talukder Gets Tips on NYO
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 This summer, CYSO Symphony Orchestra co-principal oboeist Oliver Talukder will join 100 fellow young musicians from across the country for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Members of NYO-USA gather in July for a 3 week residency capped by performances at Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall before embarking on a tour of Europe. Applying for NYO …
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Young Musicians of Accelerando Strings and ChiArts Orchestra Come Together for Concert Collaboration
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Shreya Dudeja is Concertmaster in CYSO’s Accelerando Strings and a member of CYSO’s Social Media Team. She recently participated in the concert collaboration with ChiArts Orchestra and spoke to her fellow musicians and the two ensembles’ conductors about the project and what CYSO hopes to accomplish by bringing the two groups of young musicians together. A few weeks back, CYSO’s …
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Sean Ford’s Creative Tour Fundraising
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 Back in the fall, the Chicago Tribune‘s Daily Southtown ran a story about Symphony Orchestra french horn player and Tinley Park High School senior Sean Ford. Sean will be joining CYSO on our June 2019 Tour of the Baltics and had come up with a unique fundraising strategy to help cover the cost—creating his own raffle. By going door-to-door selling tickets in his …
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Giacomo Glotzer Reflects on What He Learned in a Decade with CYSO
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CYSO is more than just music. For many students, it offers not only the chance to play with other musicians at an extraordinarily high musical level, but also valuable experiences and life lessons. Playing in an orchestra sets students up for lives and careers in all fields. Giacomo Glotzer recently graduated from high school at the University of Chicago Laboratory …
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CYSO Stories: Magali Coronado
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 In her senior year of high school at Lane Tech, Magali Coronado decided to try something new.  Already an accomplished flute player, she joined CYSO’s most advanced steelpan ensemble, Kaiso Steel Orchestra. Before she heads off to Oberlin Conservatory this fall, CYSO Social Media Team member Oliver Talukder interviewed Magali to find out about her time in CYSO and what …
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