Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ 2012 – 2013 Season opens with fall concert

Concert features works by renowned French Composers at Orchestra Hall Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.  



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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) opens its 2012-2013 season with a concert by the organization’s 123-member Symphony Orchestra at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall (220 S. Michigan Ave.), Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, the orchestra will perform works by renowned French composers Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy. CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Roosevelt University’s CCPA Conservatory Chorus and Chorale for Poulenc’s “Gloria” and Fauré’s “Les Djinns.” Tickets are $20-$40. Boxes are also available. Tickets go on sale at a later date to be announced.


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CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra has earned an international reputation as a premier orchestral ensemble featuring extraordinary young musicians from the Chicago area. Allen Tinkham was appointed Music Director of CYSO in 2001. Under his direction, CYSO has performed at Orchestra Hall, Millennium Park, Ravinia, Carnegie Hall and several international locales as well. During his tenure, CYSO has won eight of its eleven ASCAP National Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, as well as four Illinois Council of Orchestras awards (two Programming of the Year Awards and two Youth Orchestra of the Year Awards).


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) has provided music education through orchestral programs and performance opportunities of the highest caliber since 1946. CYSO currently serves nearly 450 Chicago area musicians ages 7-18 through five core orchestras, chamber music, music theory and composition. It also reaches 2,500 Chicago Public School students and educators each year through its Music Pathways program, which features presentations and concerts by CYSO musicians and training for CPS teachers on how to incorporate music into their classroom curriculum. CYSO is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders. Visit to learn how you can become involved.