In his first season with CYSO,  
Tinkham led the CYSO Symphony Orchestra in its Carnegie Hall debut and has since led CYSO in five international tours to Eastern Europe (2005), Central Europe (2007), South America (2009), Spain (2012), and China (2014), performing in the world's greatest concert halls from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to the Teatro Solis in Montevideo.

 
 Allen conducting CYSO in Smetana Hall in Prague in 2007.  © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Allen conducting CYSO in Smetana Hall in Prague in 2007. © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

 Allen conducting CYSO at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain in 2012.  © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Allen conducting CYSO at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Spain in 2012. © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

 

Throughout Chicago, Tinkham leads the CYSO each season in regular performances in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and has also been featured leading CYSO at the University of Chicago's Logan Center and Millennium Park’s Harris Theater as well as Chicago's top summer music festivals, the Grant Park Music Festival and the Ravinia Festival.

 
 Allen conducting CYSO in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in 2015.  © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Allen conducting CYSO in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in 2015. © Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras