A Musical Smorgasbord to Ring in the New Year

December 29, 2018, 11:00 am

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Our last edition of Introductions for 2018 is a musical smorgasbord, featuring highlights from an exciting year of performances given by young Chicago-based musicians and ensembles. We’ll hear from the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, who gave powerful joint performances as a part of YAS! Fest–the Youth Arts Showcase–in September. We’ll also feature the Latin GRAMMY-Nominated Mariachi Herencia de México, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition-winning Kairos Quartet, and more.

Look back on an extraordinary year of music performed by Chicago’s young musicians, and look forward to all the music to come in 2019!


String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80, Movement 1, by Felix Mendelssohn
Kairos Quartet, Music Institute of Chicago Academy

Reflections, by Emily Bear
16-year-old pianist Emily Bear of Rockford, Illinois

Carlos Arruza
El Viajero
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, Movement 1, by Edvard Grieg
15-year-old pianist Yerin Yang with Erina Yashima and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Conga del Fuego Nuevo, by Arturo Marquez
Allen Tinkham and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

South African Medley
Josephine Lee and the Chicago Children’s Choir

I Need You to Survive, by Hezekiah Walker
Josephine Lee, Allen Tinkham, the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras