December 16, 2023

Hanson String Quartet featured on A Baker’s Dozen

December 16, 2023 – EYSO thanks the Norris Cultural Arts Center for featuring two honors chamber ensembles in its 4th Annual Baker’s Dozen Holiday Festival. Free to view, the virtual festival is offered by The Norris as a holiday season gift to the community. Watch the Hanson String Quartet perform festive holiday music.
April 17, 2023

Pixels: You Complete Elgin’s Image and EYSO

Learn more about our organization with this fantastic video created by the Elgin YWCA. Hear our story and how this organization is one of many “pixels” that completes Elgin’s image. For the past several months, the Junior Marketing Committee, under the direction of Ms. Korisa Madayag, has worked to develop and produce a cultural awareness campaign called Pixels: You Complete Elgin’s Image. This project aims to celebrate Elgin’s diversity and […]
April 5, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras Invites Community to a Night of Musical Delight and Fundraising at the Copper Fox Geneva, IL

Featuring live performances, a silent auction, and a mystery wine pull to support the future of music education in the community.    (Elgin, IL April 2023) – The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) invites all community members to join them on April 29 at the Copper Fox Geneva, IL for a night of musical delight. Starting at 4:30 pm, this evening’s gathering guarantees an unforgettable experience with a silent auction […]
March 21, 2023

No Joke: Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras To Hold Concert On April 1

In-Person and Livestream Performances   (Elgin, Illinois, March 2023) — On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) will perform at the beautiful Wentz Hall in Naperville, Illinois, to continue their 47th concert season. This concert celebrates all things brass as EYSO partners with the internationally acclaimed Chicago Brass Band. This concert is the third of four concerts in EYSO’s 47th season and explores mixing the concepts of design fundamentals with music […]
March 20, 2023

EYSO Presents Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

March 7, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras Continues 47th Season With “99% Invisible” Concert March 12

In-Person and Livestream Performances, Featuring Special Performances and Works by Diverse Composers (Elgin, Illinois, February 2023) — On Sunday, March 12, 2023, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) return to the stage of the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College to continue their 47th concert season. Tickets for all DESIGN season concerts are available for purchase at the Elgin Community College Box Office by concert title. The upcoming concert, 99% Invisible, is the second of four concerts in […]
January 18, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras Awarded Grant In Support of Program That Removes Music Education Barriers

(Elgin, Illinois, January 2023) — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) the Challenge America Grant in support of their Starter Strings program. This grant will allow EYSO to continue to provide excellent music education to communities that may not be able to afford it.     The purpose of this grant is to extend the reach of the arts, particularly by providing equitable […]
January 18, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra To Connect With The Community on Make Music Winter Day

(Elgin, Illinois, December 2022) — On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) Percussion Ensemble will host an interactive musical experience at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center. Community members of all ages and all musical abilities are invited to roll, tap, and crash in spontaneous musical merriment on a series of gongs positioned along the wooded trail.       “On the darkest day of the year, when most of the creatures of the woods are […]