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Six MIC Students to Participate in the Chicago Youth in Music Festival

February 28, 2018


The CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL is a celebration of young classical musicians from across Greater Chicago. It is presented by the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO in partnership with the city’s leading community music schools and youth orchestras.  Participation in the Festival and all related events are offered free of charge and target diverse audiences.


Since its inception in 2011, the Chicago Youth in Music Festival creates numerous opportunities for young people from across the city to come together, celebrate and deepen their love for instrumental music, and connect to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Music Institute of Chicago is please to have six students participating in master classes with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Chicago Youth in Music Festival Orchestra Open Rehearsal with Riccardo Muti

Feb 13

7:30 PM


Monday, February 13, 2017

Join Chicago Symphony Orchestra Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Festival Orchestra—an advanced ensemble of outstanding young musicians in grades 7-12 from across the city and suburbs—for an open rehearsal in Orchestra Hall. This event is part of the 2017 Chicago Youth in Music Festival, a collaboration between the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and greater Chicago’s leading community music schools and youth orchestras.

This event is free, but tickets are required.

- See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2016-17/institute/cym...

Master Classes with Musicians of the CSO
The festival will present master classes to advanced students by members of the CSO, and the classes will focus on standard orchestral excerpts and advanced solo repertoire and features students from Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras, Merit School of Music, Midwest Young Artists, and Music Institute of Chicago.
All master classes are free and open to the public. Tickets will be available for reservation beginning Monday, January 29.  For more information, click here >>
Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 pm
Horn: Dan Gingrich, CSO acting principal horn
Trumpet: Mark Ridenour, CSO assistant principal trumpet
Violin: Yuan-Qing Yu, CSO assistant concertmaster
Cello: John Sharp, CSO principal cello
Bass: Alex Hanna, CSO principal bass


Isabel Chen, age 14, MIC violin student of Inah Chiu
Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the Style of Tartini, Fritz Kreisler

Stefan Westerberg, age 14, MIC cello student of Tanya Carey
Allegro Appasionato, Op. 43, Camille Saint-Saens


Monday, March 5, 6-8 pm
Flute: Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, CSO principal flute
Oboe: Lora Schaefer, CSO second oboe
Clarinet: Steve Williamson, CSO principal clarinet
Bassoon: Keith Buncke, CSO principal bassoon

Violin: Yuan-Qing Yu, CSO assistant concertmaster

Viola: Li-Kuo Chang, CSO assistant principal viola


Gwen Goodman, age 18, MIC oboe student of Erica Anderson
Concerto in C Major, K. 314, W. A. Mozart
     I. Allegro aperto


Seoyeon Park, age 18, MIC viola student of Brigitte Gray
Fairy Tales for Viola and Piano, Robert Schumann
     I. Nicht schnell

Kelly Kim, age 13, MIC violin student of Sang Mee Lee
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64     I. Allegro molto appassionato

Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm
Trombone: Michael Mulcahy, CSO second trombone


Glenn Foley, age 15, MIC trombone student of Chelsea French
Concerto, Rimsky-Korsakov; Ride of the Valkyries excerpt

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