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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra — Stravinsky’s Firebird, Concerto Competition winner and more

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] *Begins one half hour earlier than usual due to an early live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera. Part of the Chicago  Youth Symphony’s November concert at Orchestra Hall. Program: Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements Brahms – Violin Concerto in D major, First Movement Stravinsky – The Firebird: more…

Rebroadcast: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Messiaen and Debussy

This broadcast begins at 10:30am instead of 11am due to an early start to today’s live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera at 11:30am. A concert recorded in Orchestra Hall in November, 2012. Listen to this program again here. Allen Tinkham, Music Director and Conductor Program: Messiaen: Éclairs sur l’au-delà Debussy:  La Mer I.     De l’aube more…

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Music from the CYSO's June 2014 tour to China.

The CYSO’s critically-acclaimed performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and more from their spring, 2011 concert.

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

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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…

Ryan Zerna, 18, Flute

Ryan Zerna

Ryan Zerna, 18, of Oswego, IL, has been studying the flute for 8 years. He has studied with both Dr. Cate Hummel and Hideko Amano, and is currently a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has won several awards from: 1st place in the Society of American Musicians (2009) Flute Senior Division, 1st more…