Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

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Datum: fredag 21 juni

Tid: 14:00

Lokal: Stora salen

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Join the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for a midsummer’s afternoon concert feature Respighi, Sibelius and Stravinsky conducted by director Allen Tinkham. Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost youth ensembles, the CYSO is comprised of some of the most talented and dedicated student musicians from across the Chicago region. The orchestra is on 10-day tour, performing in venues across Sweden, Finland and Russia. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these talented young musicians.

Följ med på en eftermiddagskonsert med Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra på midsommarafton! De framför verk av bl a Respighi, Sibelius och Stravinsky. Dirigent är Allen Tinkham. CYSO är internationellt erkända som en av världens främsta ungdomsensembler och består av några av de mest begåvade och dedikerade studentmusiker från hela Chicago-regionen i USA. Orkestern är på en 10-dagars turné i Sverige, Finland och Ryssland. Missa inte möjligheten att höra dessa begåvade unga musiker.


George Walker's Address for Orchestra: passacaglia (7')
Respighi's Fontane di Roma, P. 106 (15')


Sibelius's Symphony No. 7, op. 105 (21')
Stravinsky's The Firebird: Suite (23')

Dirigent/Music director

Allen Tinkham

Speltid/Concert time

14.00-16.00 (inkl. paus)


Dan Porterfiel,


Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras has provided music education through orchestral programs and performance opportunities of the highest caliber since 1946. We currently serve more than 600 students ages 6-18 in on-site ensembles including four full orchestras, three string orchestras, jazz orchestra, multiple steel orchestras, and enrichment opportunities including chamber music, masterclasses, and music composition. CYSO musicians learn from Chicago’s most respected professional musicians, perform in the world’s great concert halls, and gain the self-confidence and discipline necessary for a successful future.

CYSO Community Partnership Programs will support instrumental music training and music access for approximately 8,500 young people during the 2017-2018 season. We work with students in under-resourced neighborhoods through our Ambassador Program and after-school ensembles, present free community and education concerts, and partner with institutions including Chicago Public Schools and The People’s Music School.

CYSO alumni go on to play in the world’s finest orchestras and ensembles, and are also found working as teachers, community leaders, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. Whether or not a graduate continues musical studies after their time in CYSO, students leave with a strong sense of discipline, increased self-confidence, and a deep appreciation for music and the arts.

CYSO is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders. To find out how you can get involved, visit us online at

CYSO'S Symphony Orchestras

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost youth ensembles, CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the most talented and dedicated student musicians from across the Chicago region. Under the direction of Music Director Allen Tinkham, Symphony Orchestra students hone their skills while performing the most advanced orchestral repertoire alongside exciting new works by contemporary composers. The orchestra’s annual season features collaborations with leading cultural institutions, a concerto competition, and performances at Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall.

The orchestra is known as an important training ground for the cultivation of the next generation of professional musicians, with alumni in more than 50 of the world’s top orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The President’s Own, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, among others. Symphony Orchestra is a leader in the performance of contemporary orchestral music among youth, with eleven ASCAP awards for adventurous programming; three Illinois Council of Orchestras

Youth Orchestra of the Year awards; two Illinois Council of Orchestras Programming of the Year awards; broadcasts on National Public Radio and WFMT; and international tours to the music capitals of Central and Western Europe, Asia, and South America.

In August 2007, members of the Symphony Orchestra performed with the rock band, My Morning Jacket, and became the first ever classical music ensemble to take the stage at Chicago’s legendary rock music festival, Lollapalooza. In August 2010, members of the Symphony Orchestra returned to Lollapalooza to perform with Dane Zanes and in August 2011, performed with My Brightest Diamond at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. In summer 2015, Symphony Orchestra performed both with rock musician Ben Folds at the Chicago Theatre, as well as alongside Blue Man Group at Pritzker Pavilion. In 2017, members of Symphony Orchestra collaborated with artist Teek Mach to combine music performance with live painting in virtual reality, a project that was featured at the 2018 SXSW festival. In summer 2018, Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with CYSO alumni Anthony McGill, Principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre McGill, Principal flute at the Seattle Symphony, in a concert and recording session for an upcoming album to be released on Cedille Records.

Music director

Allen Tinkham

Allen Tinkham is increasingly recognized as one of the most inspiring and exciting conductors and teachers of his generation. He is hailed by the Chicago Tribune as both a conductor and teacher, described as working “wonders” as one of the most important “educators, mentors and inspirational guides in the training of tomorrow’s orchestral professionals” and defined by his “communicative” conducting producing “an adrenaline rush of superior playing.”

Under his leadership as the longtime Music Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times have described performances by the CYSO Symphony Orchestra as “professional level,” and under his baton, the Chicago Tribune has noted his “impressive” conducting and “uncanny control” and has compared the CYSO Symphony Orchestra’s ”ferocity and theatricality” to that of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

As Music Director of CYSO, Tinkham oversees all artistic programming and faculty and leads the CYSO Symphony Orchestra throughout Chicago each season in performances in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Tinkham has also performed at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center, Ravinia Festival, and Millennium Park’s Harris Theater and Grant Park Music Festival.

Season highlights with CYSO include performances at the Ear Taxi New Music Festival and the Midwest Clinic as well as collaborations with Rachel Barton Pine, CYSO Composer-in-Residence Glenn Kotche, and Google Tilt Brush Artist-in-Residence Teek van ti Mach. Tinkham also leads the CYSO Symphony Orchestra on tour in June to Central Europe in a program including Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony and Elgar’s In the South.

In his first season as Music Director of the CYSO, Tinkham led the Symphony Orchestra in its Carnegie Hall debut and has since led five tours to Europe, South America, and China. He also conducted the orchestra in its first live broadcast performance and recording release. Today, WFMT regularly records CYSO Symphony Orchestra live performances for broadcast including the critically acclaimed performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

As an advocate and champion of contemporary music, Allen Tinkham has won nine American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers National Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music (ASCAP). He has premiered numerous new works for orchestra, including commissions from Augusta Reed Thomas, Marc Anthony Turnage, and Daron Aric Hagen, as well as American premiers such as Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra.

In 2015, Tinkham was appointed Music Director of the Chicago Composers Orchestra (CCO), an ensemble devoted to performing works of living composers. In his first two seasons, he has programmed the works of Pulitzer Prize winners Julia Wolfe, Bernand Rands, George Walker, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, as well as world-renowned composers such as Pierre Boulez and David Lang and the next generation of young composers.

As a respected music educator, Tinkham has led the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in the Chicago Youth In Music Festival, numerous All-State Festival Orchestras across the U.S., and summer music festivals from the Oklahoma Summer Art Institute to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Tinkham also teaches conducting at Columbia College of Chicago in the MFA program in Music Composition for the Screen, the only graduate music program in the school.

For six seasons, Tinkham was the Assistant Conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s famous holiday concerts. Guest conducting engagements have included the Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. Tinkham has also been a cover conductor for major orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Rhode Island to music teachers of English and Lebanese descent, Tinkham began the French Horn at age eleven and Double Bass at age fifteen. Following graduation from the Eastman School of Music, Tinkham was the youngest recipient of the Helen and Clyde Wu Conducting Fellowship at the University of Michigan for the Master of Conducting. He continued his conducting studies for several summers at the American Academy of Conducting of the Aspen Music Festival.

Tinkham’s principal teachers were David Effron, Murry Sidlin, Kenneth Kiesler, David Zinman, and James DePreist, and he also received coaching from Christoph Eschenbach, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gustav Meier, Jorma Panula, and David Robertson. Tinkham began his conducting career as Apprentice Conductor at the Oregon Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Music Director of the CYSO in 2000, the youngest to win the post in its history. For more information, please visit