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CYE Family Experience

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CYE Family Experience

Sunday, ​November 12, 2023—1:00pm

Sunday, ​November 12, 2023—1:00pm
Orchestra Hall
4 hours
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Showcasing the Civic Youth Ensembles on Orchestra Hall stage, this all-day concert experience will feature ten ensembles including string orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz bands, and our philharmonic orchestra.

Featured Ensembles: 
Pizzicato String Ensemble
     Mark Mutter and Maria Pia Bucco, directors 
Civic Arco String Orchestra
     Danny DeRose, director
Civic Sinfonia String Orchestra
     Leslie DeShazor, director
Civic Concert String Orchestra
     Mark Mutter, director
Civic Jazz Band
     Dominic Waddles, director
Creative Jazz Ensemble
     Darell “Red” Campbell, director
Civic Jazz Orchestra
     Vincent Chandler, director
Civic Concert Band
     Kristin Blanchard, director
Civic Symphonic Band
     Damien Crutcher, director
Civic Philharmonic Orchestra
     Dr. Kenneth Thompson, director

Since its founding in 1970, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE) has grown to provide musicians of all ages a comprehensive music education experience. CYE’s mission is to cultivate every student's artistic and creative potential through rewarding musical experiences while developing meaningful skills outside the arts.

CYE consists of two full orchestras, four string orchestras, three wind ensembles, and three jazz ensembles, as well as several chamber ensembles and jazz combos. Led by dedicated and masterful music directors, each ensemble offers a unique opportunity for students at all skill levels seeking musical experiences beyond the classroom. CYE provides students the chance to perform at historic Orchestra Hall and learn from Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians.



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