Blizzard Keeps Young Musicians From Trip Of Lifetime

CHICAGO (WBBM) — The blizzard is jeopardizing a trip of a lifetime for some young Chicago musicians scheduled to perform in Sydney, Australia this weekend.

Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports.

Nineteen young musicians, from fifth grade to high school, from the Pederewski Academy of Music in Chicago were scheduled to begin their trip today.

They planned to fly out of O’Hare International Airport today to Minneapolis and then to Los Angeles for the flight to Sydney.

But their flight to Minneapolis was canceled this morning, and they’re still waiting to see if they can get on a flight tonight. They’re worried because all of the flights tomorrow from Los Angeles to Sydney are full.

Meantime, the musicians are making the most of their time at O’Hare. They took out their violins and started to practice–still hopeful they’ll get a flight out tonight.

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  • Bill Quinn

    I’m glad to say these guys made it to Canberra, Australia and they absolutely delighted the crowd at the National Multicultural Festival. I had shivers running up and down my spine when they filed on to stage playing Pachelbel’s Canon. Great ambassadors for Chicago and the USA.

    Bill Quinn, MC, National Multicultural Festival
    Canberra, Australia

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