On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature the Parquarious Winds of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO). The quintet ran in the 2018-2019 school year. In addition to playing in regular CYSO recitals, the group performed at a Chamber Showcase recital at PianoForte and with the Orion Ensemble. As representatives of the CYSO Ambassadors Program, the group gave performances at two Chicago Public Schools in March 2019.
Their members included then 17-year-old flutist Emma Krause of Downers Grove (Downers Grove North High School), then 17-year-old oboist Oliver Talukder of Glenview (Maine East High School), then 18-year-old clarinetist Madison Childs of Yorkville (Yorkville High School), then 16-year-old bassoonist Abigail Lopez of Aurora (West Aurora High School), and then 18-year-old horn player Madeline Grenier of Valparaiso, Indiana (Valparaiso High School).
This performance first aired on Introductions in August 2019.