There are two full orchestras in the CSYO program, the Philharmonic and the Concert Orchestra. Auditions are open to all instrumental music students in grades 7-12 who are in good standing with their school music programs and are prepared to commit to the CSYO rehearsal and concert scheduled. Questions about joining the CSYO program? Contact us at email@example.com or 513.744.3350.
The third ensemble in the CSYO family is the Nouveau Chamber Players. This chamber ensemble provides an opportunity for talented young musicians from backgrounds that are under-represented in classical music to work on chamber music. It brings African American and Latino string musicians together to rehearse weekly and perform regularly throughout the region. Students interested in membership must audition for the CSYO program. For audition information please read 'How to Join the CSYO' from the drop down menu.
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. 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.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 7:30pm
CSYO Concert Orchestra (grades 7 – 12)
The Concert Orchestra is an advanced ensemble that presents 3 concerts per season. Students play full symphonic repertoire. The Concert Orchestra rehearses Monday evenings from 7-9:00 pm at Sycamore High School and is under the direction of Felipe Morales-Torres.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 3 pm
Matthews Auditorium at Princeton High School
The CSYO Concert Orchestra opens their season with a musical journey through England and beyond. The afternoon begins with Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity from Holt's The Planets. The program also includes The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and closes with A London Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 2 pm
Join the CSYO Concert Orchestra in Music Hall for an afternoon of musical storytelling. The program includes Fanfare to Le Roi Lear by Debussy, Suite from Hansel & Gretel and selected movements of The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky. This performance will also feature the winner of the CSYO Concert Orchestra Concerto Competition.