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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

7:30 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) will present a program that celebrates the evolution of instrumental music on an epic scale, from ancient Chinese percussion to modern turntables. Under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, the 130-member Symphony Orchestra will perform Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Zhou Long's The Rhyme of Taigu and the U.S. Premiere of the full version of Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra featuring DJ Jordan “Madhatter” Lee on the turntables. For tickets and more information visit


  • Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke
  • Long The Rhyme of Taigu
  • G. Prokofiev Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra U.S. Premiere (full version)
  • Bartók Concerto for Orchestra


CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra
Allen Tinkham
CYSO Music Director
Terrance Malone Gray
CYSO Associate Conductor
DJ Jordan “Madhatter” Lee

All 2014/15 Single Tickets and CYO Packages will be on sale August 8, 2014.

Performances ON SALE NOW:
Sep 20 - Symphony Ball
Sep 28 - Mariachi Vargas
Oct 14 - Ben-Hur
Oct 17 - Thile/Meyer
Oct 19 - Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette
Oct 25 - Hallowed Haunts
Oct 31 - Dr. Caligari
Nov 2 - China NCPA
Nov 29 - Vienna Boys Choir
Nov 29&30 - Pixar in Concert
Dec 2&3 - Chanticleer
Dec 7 - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Dec 13-23 - Welcome Yule
Dec 18 - CSO Brass

Current subscribers please call 312-294-3000 to purchase add-on single tickets by phone at discounted subscriber rates.