The CYO Experience
CYO is committed to the study and performance of exclusively contemporary and new orchestral music, with a focus on introducing students to careers in the creative arts industries. CYO defines contemporary repertoire as music written in the last 100 years, and we have a distinct interest in performing new music. CYO frequently commissions new works and seeks out adventurous programming opportunities.
CYO is in residence at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Metro Campus and we work in partnership with Tri-C Metro’s Center for Creative Arts. Through collaborative programming, we seek to address instrumental music education gaps in the Cleveland area.
CYO’s season follows the school calendar, and we host up to 5 concerts per season. Recent performances have included the works of Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse, Michael Daugherty and Mason Bates, as well as several groundbreaking commissioned pieces.