January 18, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Institute to Perform Free and Accessible Concert

(Elgin, Illinois, October 2022) —  On Sunday, November 6, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) will host an afternoon of performances by the Chamber Music Institute (CMI) in Spartan Auditorium at Elgin Community College.  For those new to classical music, these short, engaging chamber music performances occurring at 12:45, 2:00, and 4:30 p.m. are a perfect introduction. The November Chamber Music Institute concerts highlight the work of 93 students in 25 small ensembles, including EYSO’s four Honors […]
January 18, 2023

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Opens 47th Season with Blueprints Concert

(Elgin, Illinois, October 2022) — On Sunday, November 13, 2022, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) returns to the stage of the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College to open their 47th concert season. Tickets for all DESIGN season concerts are now available for purchase at the Elgin Community College Box Office by concert title. The upcoming concert, entitled Blueprints, is the first of four concerts in the DESIGN series that examines the power of design: that small details have an […]
July 11, 2022

2022-23 Season: DESIGN

Artists and influencers know the power of design: that small details have an outsized impact on how we move through the world. By building clear objectives and well-crafted blueprints, employing layers of meaning both conscious and subconscious, and utilizing a steady hand to guide the process, innovators can together through design to make music—and how music can change the world. Artists and influencers know the power of design: that small […]
June 10, 2022

EYSO’s A Night at the Movies

The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is bringing a night full of movie music and magic to the Arcada Theater in downtown St. Charles. Youth Symphony, EYSO’s flagship orchestra for advanced high school musicians, will perform A Night at the Movies on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Made-for-Hollywood film scores by distinguished contemporary composers (think John Williams and Howard Shore) will be performed alongside classical selections by German composer […]
May 25, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Recognized for Leadership and Programming

(Elgin, Illinois) Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) President Tim Corpus presented two significant awards to Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) at Adventures in EYSO, a donor appreciation and fundraising event at The Ashbury, a new venue in downtown Elgin. Matthew Sheppard, Artistic Director for Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), was honored as Community/Small Orchestra Conductor of the Year. Corpus presented the award to Sheppard in front of an audience of […]
April 26, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Steps into the Extraordinary with Three Performances on May 8th

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Steps into the Extraordinary with Three Performances on May 8th 300 Students from 70 Communities Perform in EYSO’s Final Concert of the Season (Elgin, IL) Join the student musicians of Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra for Through the Looking Glass, the final concert in the 2021-2022 season, FLIPPED, that examines how a shift in perspective can make a world of difference in music. Three concerts on May […]
April 11, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Recognized for Programming of the Year and Conductor of the Year

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Recognized for Programming of the Year and Conductor of the Year    Recognition from the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) bodes well for student musicians in and around greater Elgin. Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) received two awards from the ICO through its annual awards program recognizing orchestras, conductors, and volunteers that have demonstrated exceptional achievement.   “We’re honored and thrilled to receive this Programming of the […]
April 11, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Creates Sonic Ripples that Echo beyond the Concert Hall

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Creates Sonic Ripples that Echo beyond the Concert Hall 300 Students from 70 Communities Perform in EYSO’s Second Concert of the Season    On Sunday, March 13, 2022, join the student musicians of the award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) in their March concert For every action…, the second concert in the 2021-2022 season, FLIPPED, that examines how a shift in perspective can make a world of […]
April 11, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra to Host Open House on February 20

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra to Host Open House on February 20 Opportunity for behind the scenes look at 2021 Youth Symphony of the Year    [Elgin, Illinois, February 2022) Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) will hold an Open House for student musicians on Sunday, February 20, from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive.  EYSO has opportunities for instrumentalists in 4th grade through […]
April 11, 2022

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Opens 46th Season with Negative Spaces

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Opens 46th Season with Negative Spaces  In-Person and Livestream Performances  [Elgin, Illinois, October 2021) — On Sunday, November 14, 2021, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) returns to the stage of the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College for in-person performances, after a season of livestream only concerts.  EYSO opens its 46th season with Negative Spaces, the first of three concerts in the FLIPPED concert series that examines how a shift in perspective can make a world of difference in music and life. […]