NMI Youth in Music Festival Side by Side at Orchestra Hall 2015

Chicago Youth in Music Festival

Presented in collaboration with the city’s leading community music schools and youth orchestras, the Chicago Youth in Music Festival supports and inspires young musicians who are passionate about classical music.

Details of the 2022 festival will be announced in fall 2021.


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During a two-day residency at Symphony Center, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis presented three concerts, playing the works of Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie and John Lewis.
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Old World Wisdom and Contagious Energy at Orchestra Hall
Orchestras perform various styles of programs: educational concerts, Halloween concerts, holiday concerts, classics, subscription, pops, movies and more. As you would expect, the energy of the orchestra can change for each occasion.
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Learning How to Listen
From rehearsals with Civic, to CSO concerts, to coachings with CSO members, I have been encouraged to listen, and to listen harder, the last couple of years.
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Rosie Wang and Isabella Brown make their long-awaited CSO debuts
Rosie Wang and Isabella Brown, the 2019 and 2020 winners of the Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition, will perform in a CSO for Kids Family Matinee on Oct. 23, 2021.
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