The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) celebrated its 70th anniversary Feb. 11 at the Four Seasons Chicago. Over 320 supporters attended the formal event, themed "0070th," which featured one of the nation's premier youth orchestras performing iconic music from the James Bond films. International concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine and philanthropist Jennifer Myerberg were honored with 2017 Note of Excellence Awards.
As guests arrived, CYSO Preparatory Strings students (ages 7-9) performed on the grand staircase. A reception included a mini-live auction and a lively percussion demonstration by CYSO's Steel Orchestras students.