EYSO Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Elgin, Illinois 60121-6508

EYSO's 40th Season:
It's About Time!

Every year, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) develops its concert season around a central theme so young musicians (3rd grade to college) may explore, study and understand a specific idea from various perspectives. Themes from past seasons focused on time, movement, architecture, and invention. This year the EYSO is pleased to announce its 40thth season – It’s About Time!


The EYSO has long believed that the comprehensive study and performance of great music offers the opportunity to look at the arts as more than a pleasant diversion. Rather, the arts are seen as a lens to view the human experience, a special way of understanding reality, and a way to communicate what we know about the world and ourselves.


Most concert performances are on Sundays at 2:00p.m., 4:30p.m., and 7:30p.m. in the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College Arts Center. This year, our Anniversary Season Finale Concerts are at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at the Hemmens Cultural Center in downtown Elgin. Each concert features different EYSO Orchestras (there are five in all), as well as our Brass Choir and Percussion Ensembles. There are also special performances throughout the year by the EYSO Chamber Music Institute, as well as by our honors chamber Ensembles, the Maud Powell String Quartet, the Hanson String Quartet, and the Sterling Brass Quintet.


Featuring acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine during the 7:30pm concert
Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Featuring New York Philharmonic Conductor (and former EYSO conductor) Daniel Boico
Sunday, March 13, 2015 @ 2:00p.m., 4:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.


A special Masterclass and performance day Featuring Grammy Award-Winning eight blackbird
In collaboration with our Brass Choir, Youth Symphony, and Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, April 16, 2016 (time tbd)


City of Time

Our Season Finale Gala Concerts
Sunday, May 15, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.



Tickets: Concert tickets for all performances are sold in advance at the ECC box office. Prices are $24 (adults), $19 (seniors), and $13 (students) and are for reserved seating.

Location: The Blizzard Theatre - The ECC Arts Center (building H) at Elgin Community College (ECC), 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin IL.


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