CSYO


Student Musicians

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CSYO


The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is comprised of three ensembles: the top-tier CSYO Philharmonic (grades 9-12), CSYO Concert Orchestra (grades 7-12) and CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players (grades 9-12). These talented student musicians represent over 30 high schools in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.

 

Students of all three ensembles attend weekly rehearsals, are invited to attend CSO concerts at Music Hall, study with CSO musicians in sectionals held several times throughout the season, and give concert performances, often with peer soloists chosen through the CSYO Concerto Competition.

An annual highlight of the season is the CSO/CSYO Side-by-Side Concert performed at Music Hall. 

Founded in 1964 by former CSO Music Director Max Rudolf and area music educators, the CSYO is dedicated to the cultivation of talent and provides outstanding young instrumentalists the opportunity to perform repertoire not normally available through their school music programs.

Questions about joining a CSYO ensemble? Contact the CSYO at csyo@cincinnatisymphony.org or (513) 744-3350.

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CSYO Philharmonic Orchestra (grades 9 – 12)


The CSYO is the most advanced youth ensemble offered by the Cincinnati Symphony. This group presents 4-5 concerts per season, and frequently engages in recording and touring projects. Students play full, unabridged symphonic repertoire from the classical canon, new commissions, and professional-level pops, theater, and film arrangements. The Philharmonic Orchestra rehearses on Sunday afternoons at UC College-Conservatory of Music. It is conducted by CSO Assistant Conductor Gene Chang.

UPCOMING CONCERTS



CSYO Philharmonic Fall Concert

Nov 13, 2016 | 7 pm 
Princeton HS
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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CSYO Philharmonic Winter Concert

Feb 19, 2016 | 7 pm 
NKU Greaves Hall
Highland Hts, KY 41099

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CSYO/CSO SIDE BY SIDE

April 26, 2017 | 10:30 am 
Aronoff Center for the Arts

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CSYO Philharmonic Spring Concert

May 7, 2016 | 7 pm 
NKU Greaves Hall
Highland Hts, KY 41099

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CSYO Concert Orchestra (grades 7 – 12)


The CSYO Concert Orchestra is the Cincinnati Symphony’s intermediate level full orchestra program. This group presents 3-4 concerts per season, which sometimes includes regional touring activity. Students play full symphonic repertoire, either in original or edited form, new works by prominent composers for student orchestra, and pops, theater, and film arrangements. The Concert Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at Sycamore High School. It is conducted by Dale Swisher.


CSYO Concert Orchestra Fall Concert

Nov 13, 2016 | 3 pm 
Princeton HS
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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CSYO Concert Orchestra Winter Concert

Feb 19, 2016 | 3 pm 
NKU Greaves Hall
Highland Hts, KY 41099

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CSYO Concert Orchestra Spring Concert

May 7, 2016 | 3 pm 
NKU Greaves Hall
Highland Hts, KY 41099

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