EYSO News

March 30, 2015
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EYSO Awarded “Programming of the Year”

We are proud to announce that the EYSO has received the Programming of the Year award from the Illinois Council of Orchestras, in recognition of the innovative musical presentations in our 2013-14 Bardology season, which explored music influenced by William Shakespeare. The ICO has recognized the EYSO with four awards in the past, including Youth Orchestra of the Year (2000 and 2007), Conductor of the Year (Artistic Director Randal Swiggum, […]
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    Derek Fitting, trumpet 2005-07
    founder of temporal brass quintet
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    Emily Krasinski, horn 2011-14
    music education major at Vanderbilt University