Chicago Youth in Music Festival

 

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2013 YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL VIDEO

 

 

 

 
 

2011 YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL VIDEO

 

 

 

 
 

MAKING MUSIC

MakingMusic

A parent and teacher guide to music instruction in metro Chicago, including young musician profiles and an interactive map with more than two dozen music education organizations.
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The Chicago Youth in Music Festival is a collaboration between the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago’s leading organizations in music education.

Youth in Music Festival

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


The CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL is a celebration of young classical musicians from across Greater Chicago. The 2015 Festival takes place from Sunday, January 11 to Monday, February 23 and brings together musicians grades 4-12 for transformative musical experiences at Symphony Center and in schools and communities throughout the city.

The Festival is produced by the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO in partnership with Chicago’s leading community music schools and youth orchestra programs. Artistic leadership is provided by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, Civic Orchestra Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot, musicians of the CSO, and the Citizen Musician Fellows of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Participation in the Festival and all related events are offered free of charge and target diverse audiences.

Master Class with Yo-Yo Ma

The CSO’s Judson and Joyce Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma leads a master class of chamber ensembles from 2015 CYMF partner organizations.
Grainger Ballroom at Symphony Center
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. PRIVATE EVENT

Community Youth Orchestra Residencies by the Citizen Musician Fellows of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

The Citizen Musicians Fellows, a cohort of eight emerging professional musicians from the Civic Orchestra, will be in residence for one week each at four community youth orchestra programs, co-leading sectionals, chamber coachings, side-by-side playing, and individual lessons with faculty from each host site. The month of residencies will culminate in a side-by side extravaganza in Orchestra Hall with the Civic Orchestra on February 7.

Merit School of Music Bridges Program
Chopin Elementary School
Monday, January 12 – Thursday, January 15, 2015
PRIVATE EVENT

Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project
Mary Lyon Elementary School
Tuesday, January 20 – Friday, January 23, 2015
PRIVATE EVENT

Sistema Ravinia
Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School
Monday, January 26 – Friday, January 30, 2015
PRIVATE EVENT

The People’s Music School, Youth Orchestras
Hibbard Elementary School
Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6, 2015 
PRIVATE EVENT

Community youth orchestras side-by-side with the Civic Orchestra
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Allen Tinkham conductor
PRIVATE EVENT

A Free Concert for Chicago Public Schools by the CSO’s Percussion Scholarship Group

The Percussion Scholarship Group, one of the nation’s premier training programs for young percussionists, presents a free concert for CPS elementary school students. Led by CSO Percussionist Patsy Dash and Lyric Opera Percussionist Douglas Waddell, the PSG is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m. PRIVATE EVENT

Festival Orchestra Open Rehearsal with CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti

Join Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Festival Orchestra—an advanced ensemble of outstanding young musicians grades 7-12 from across the city and suburbs—for an open rehearsal in Orchestra Hall.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
Monday, February 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
To reserve tickets, call 312-294-3000. Limit 8 per household.

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COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS


Chicago Center for Music Education • Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra • Project • Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras • DePaul School of Music • Community Music Division • Hyde Park Suzuki • Merit School of Music • Midwest Young Artists • Music Institute of Chicago • New Music School • The People’s Music School • Ravinia Festival • Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago