Oak Park's own Hanna Blankemeir (viola) and Benjamin Ellenbogan (violin) will be featured in Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra's tour orchestra. The group, which has more than 90 members, will perform a free public concert at the Jay PritzkerPavilion, in Millennium Park on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature a guest appearance by Blue Man Group.
Then, on June 12, Blankemeir and Ellenbogan will travel with CYSO for a ten day tour of China. While in China CYSO will perform:
- in Beijing - National Centre of Performing Arts (June 15)
- in Xi'an - Xi'an Concert Hall (June 17)
- in Hangzhou - Hangzhou Grand Theater, Opera Hall (June 19)
- in Shanghai - Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Concert Hall (June 21)