Student Musicians



There are two full orchestras in the CSYO program, the Philharmonic and the Concert Orchestra. Questions about joining the CSYO program? Contact us at csyo@cincinnatisymphony.org or 513.744.3350.



CSYO Philharmonic Orchestra (grades 9 – 12)

The Philharmonic is the most advanced youth ensemble offered by the Cincinnati Symphony. This group presents 4-5 concerts per season, and plans to establish a recording project and touring cycle. 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 Sundays from 2-5pm at the UC College-Conservatory of Music. It is conducted by CSO Assistant Conductor Gene Chang.


Sunday, November 12, 2017       Walnut Hills High School | 7PM

Sunday, February 18, 2018           Music Hall | TBA

Wednesday, March 7, 2018         CSO/CSYO Side by Side | 10:30AM

Sunday, April 22, 2018                    Music Hall | 7PM

Monday, May 28, 2018                  Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park | 2PM


CSYO Concert Orchestra (grades 7 – 12)

The Concert Orchestra presents 3-4 concerts per season, which may include regional touring activity. Students play full symphonic repertoire, either in original or edited form, new works by prominent composers for student orchestra. The Concert Orchestra rehearses Monday evenings from 7-9:00pm at Sycamore High School.

Sunday, December 3, 2017          Matthews Auditorium at Princeton High School | 3PM

Sunday, February 25, 2018           NKU Greaves Concert Hall | 7PM

Sunday, April 22, 2018                    Music Hall | 3PM

Monday, May 28, 2018                  Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park | 2PM