April 30, 2020

Stories Behind the Music 2020

Join us for a storytelling journey where you will experience personal stories from staff, students, alumni, board members, and others with a personal connection to EYSO.
April 27, 2020

Virtual Folklórico Concert May 10  

EYSO has moved the scheduled Folklórico concerts to a virtual format. This will allow us to bring our 44th season to a close safely via a digital performance at 7 pm, Sunday May 10, featuring all of our EYSO ensembles.
March 13, 2020

EYSO COVID-19 Update

Dear EYSO Families - As you know, coronavirus (COVID-19) has been on our radar for the last several weeks and we’ve been working closely with ECC’s emergency management team and others. At the recommendation of ECC and in the best interests of our students and staff, we are suspending in-person rehearsals at ECC effective immediately through Sunday, April 5. (please click to read the full message...)
December 2, 2019

Giving Tuesday 2019

Donate to EYSO this #GivingTuesday
November 25, 2019

2019 Year-End Support Letter

Dear EYSO Fan, This is the time of year we reflect on where we have been and where we are going. Last season took us on an adventure with The Little Prince, the time-honored classic novella written by French aristocrat, author, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. With the Prince and our musical repertoire as guides, students explored big ideas: the importance of seeing beyond the surface; the meaning of multiple […]
July 29, 2019

Move

The 2019-20 season, titled Move explores the rich traditions of Dalcroze, ballet, and folk dance. The season will feature Elgin’s acclaimed Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl and Joffrey Ballet artist Luis Vazquez. Download the season poster here.
July 23, 2019

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) Welcomes Dr. Lindsay Wright As Prelude Orchestra Conductor

June 30, 2019

Website Under Construction

Pardon our Dust: Website Under Construction! Effective the beginning of July, we will be transitioning to a new database system, and Member Pages won’t be accessible. If you need to register or update your information, please contact us at office@eyso.org.
June 18, 2019

EYSO Appoints Matthew Sheppard to Artistic Director  

Elgin, IL (June 17, 2019) – Matthew Sheppard will lead the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) into its 44th season as its newly appointed artistic director, according to Mr. Joel B. Cohen, president of the EYSO Board of Directors.  “We are very excited to welcome Matt to this new role with EYSO to ensure that our mission continues as strongly as ever,” said Cohen. “He brings the perfect balance to this role – a deep […]
June 6, 2019

St. Charles Library to present Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque with KAIA String Quartet

Read more here about KAIA String Quartet’s  special performance with Fareed Haque at St. Charles Public Library on Sunday, June 9th at 2 PM. EYSO is excited to share to share the news of this performance because KAIA is EYSO’s Ensemble-in-Residence for its new Chamber Summer Music Camp. Experience KAIA this weekend and get a preview of what your student will be able to experience for an entire week in […]