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16 year old violinist Jorie Butler-Geyer

17 year old violinist Jorie Butler-Geyer is a senior at Stevenson High School and concertmaster of the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Winner 2010 DePaul University Concerto Festival competition, winner Music Festival in Honor of Confucius VGB Scholarship, winner Charles Pikler Merit Scholarship with Midwest Young Artists, finalist with Glacking and West Suburban Symphony Young Artists competitions, honorable mention wins with Chicago Symphony, Walgreens and Confucius competitions. Soloist with Oistrach more…

LIVE: Ben Manis, Cello

17 year old cellist Ben Manis

17 year old cellist Ben Manis is co-principal cellist of the award-winning Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as an accomplished chamber musician.

Soprano Michelle Boggess and members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michelle Boggess, 18, Soprano

In the first half of today’s program, we featured 18 year old soprano Michelle Boggess of Mt. Prospect High School, who will be attending DePaul University in the fall.  In the second half, we featured members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Institute, including their Sterling Brass Quintet and the Maud Powell String more…

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in Liebermann’s Flute Concerto and Shosti 10

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras logo

This week we bring you a performance by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra from Orchestra hall in Chicago. The CYSOis almost in its 65th year and serves 450 young Chicago-area musicians aged 7-18 through six orchestras, a chamber music program and composition and theory classes. This hour, we’ll hear their top Symphony Orchestra in part more…