School Concert: Empowered by Music

May 8 - May 9, 2024
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How does your community uplift and inspire you? What can be achieved when you forge positive relationships with others? Guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program that demonstrates how artists throughout history have been empowered by collaboration and how we can all fulfill our dreams with support from the people around us.

Free tickets and transportation are provided to CPS schools attending CSO for Kids School Concerts and Once Upon a Symphony. For more information, visit the School Concerts FAQ page.

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A Night on Bald Mountain


Ethiopia’s Shadow in America


Poèm for Violin and Orchestra

Garrop, Geter, Okpebholo

Title TBA [CSO Commission, World Premiere]


Suite from The Firebird


Support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programming for children and families is provided by Abbott Fund, John D. and Leslie Henner Burns, John Hart and Carol Prins, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kinder Morgan, PNC, Courtney Shea, Megan and Steve Shebik, Michael and Linda Simon, the Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust and an anonymous family foundation.