Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Finals

Feb 24, 2024


The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition is a prestigious concerto competition for Illinois’ top young soloists. This year’s competition was open to woodwinds, brass, harp and percussion. Finalists have been selected to perform in the final round in Orchestra Hall, accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Tickets are free; reservations are required.

Presented jointly by the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, I. Allegro molto moderato

Chloe Nam flute

Teague (Orch. Whitmarsh)

A Visit to Hell, II. The Gates of Hell, III. Fanfare for the Devil, IV. The Escape from Hell

Jaden Teague-Núñez steelpan

R. Strauss

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, I. Allegro

Elyse Schlesinger horn


The 2023/24 Civic Orchestra season is generously sponsored by Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation, which also provides major funding for the Civic Fellowship program.

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