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Blizzard Keeps Young Musicians From Trip Of Lifetime

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Violinists from the Paderewski Academy of Music in Chicago entertain travelers at O'Hare. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

Violinists from the Paderewski Academy of Music in Chicago entertain travelers at O’Hare. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

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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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