Auditions for EYSO’s 41st season, 2016-17, will be held June 2-5, 2016. Information and requirements are now available for download. Online registration for auditions will be available at eyso.org later this spring. To be notified when online registration goes live, sign up for our newsletter.
EYSO’s Youth Symphony has spent the last week of concert preparations firmly focused on monumental repertoire by Mahler, Martinu, and Sibelius — the Finnish composer’s famed violin concerto for which they will be joined by acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. At Friday night’s dress rehearsal, we spent a long time talking with Rachel onstage about everything from her 1742 Guarneri violin to preparing for college auditions. Rachel was most excited […]
Each autumn, EYSO invites Philharmonia and Youth Symphony students to audition for the prestigious opportunity to perform a concerto with their orchestra. Past winners have performed masterworks by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Max Bruch, Dmitri Kabalevsky, and Edouard Lalo, to name just a few. On Saturday, October 17, students auditioned for a panel of expert adjudicators composed of music educators and teaching artists from throughout Chicago, and three exceptional winners were announced the following day. […]
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, […]
At our March Soirees Musicales concerts, we were thrilled to honor EYSO’s 2015 Music Educator of the Year: Lynne Green, founder of the Lynne Green School of Flute and longtime band director at St. Patrick Catholic School in St. Charles. Lynne Green is not only well known to several generations of former band students in the Fox Valley but especially beloved by a loyal and passionate community of flute players […]