Welcome to EYSO’s Summer Chamber Music Camp Concert: 2020 edition!

It’s EYSO’s Summer Chamber Music Camp: 2020 edition. It’s been an atypical year, but the week of July 27-31 has meant our first chance to meet in person and make music together since March.

We want to share the joy and the music this week has created, so join us for livestreamed performances by SCMC ensembles – see the students performing together in real-time right from your computer or mobile device!

Performances will start on Friday, July 31 at 6:00pm. See below for a complete schedule and concert details.

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Program Listing

Unit Green at 6:00PM

Forest Tree-o
Soldier’s March

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
arr. Stoutamire/Henderson


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
arr. Stoutamire/Henderson

Zugrasse Quartet
Ermuntre dich, mein schwaher Geist

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Minuet from String Quartet in C Major Opus 3 No 2

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Unit Blue at 6:30PM

Sanguine Iris Trio
Ahi, Che Quest'occhi Miei

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
arr. Greenblatt

Theme from Symphony No. 1

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
arr. Stoutamire/Henderson

Wobbly Chi Gong Zebra Quartet
Andante Moderato from String Quartet No. 1 in G Major

Florence Price (1887-1953)

Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Unit Orange at 7:00PM

Haydn Seek Trio
Divertimento in C Major

II. Adagio
III. Menuet
IV. Finale: Presto

Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Amber Quintet
Allegretto from String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Unit Red at 7:30PM

Ruby Quartet
String Quartet No. 1 in C Major

I. Allegro Assai
II. Rondeau: Tempo di Menuetto Gratioso

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)

Golden Delicious Quartet
String Quartet in One Movement

Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Message from the Chamber Music Institute Director

The campus at Elgin Academy has been a garden of musical delights this week. Canopies scatter the lawn sheltering excited young musicians as their sweet musical creations drift in the air across pathways and into open windows.

Chamber music is an art form predicated on an intimacy between musicians, and with 6 foot distances and masked faces there was a chance that students at 2020’s Summer Chamber Music Camp would struggle to create that special connection. But I have to applaud the drive and enthusiasm of the students and staff this week, because by the end of the first day, the joyful sounds of music and laughter were already blending.

While I’m sure none of us love the reminders to spread out, mask up, sanitize hands (the list goes on and on) - there have been no complaints, only understanding and best efforts. And the music has triumphed over it all!

Please cheer these fantastic students on from home during these live digital performances, streamed straight from Sears Gallery as the final celebration of this week of growth, challenge, and collaboration.

Staff Members

Student Roster

Special Thanks

Anthony Riani - videographer and Volunteer of the Year (Illinois Council of Orchestras)

Wanxiang America Corporation

Ivonne Hopkins

The Radcliff

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