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 featuring over 75 exclusive items, ranging from gift cards to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. In addition, attendees will have the chance to win event-specific items and experiences, such as lunch with esteemed Artistic Director Matthew Sheppard, the opportunity to lead EYSO in the National Anthem at an upcoming Kane County Cougars game, tickets to EYSO’s New York City and Boston tour kick-off concert, Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets, Elgin Symphony Orchestra tickets, Steppenwolf Tickets, Paramount Tickets, unique baskets, and excellent wine selections. There will also be a mystery wine pull, and live performances by EYSO students and a special staff duet. EYSO, with nearly 400 participating students from approximately 70 communities, is one of Chicagoland’s oldest and most respected youth orchestras.   


“Music is a journey of discovery and growth that impacts not only our students, but our community,” said Kyla Brittain, EYSO Development Director. “We hope you will join us at the Copper Fox on April 29 and support the future of music education in your area with EYSO.”  


Tickets are priced at $85 per person and can be purchased at eyso.org/impact-eyso.  


Attendees will also be able to indulge in an open bar and a range of appetizers as they mix and mingle with fellow EYSO supporters, board members, and staff. This event is not just a chance to enjoy the beautiful sounds of classical music; it’s also an opportunity to support the EYSO Difference – the organization’s innovative educational philosophy that works to foster creativity, inquiry, and growth in local young musicians.   


EYSO extends thanks to title sponsor Otto Engineering, and invites local businesses and individuals to make a difference and help support the future of music by becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item. For inquiries on sponsorships and auction items, please contact kbrittain@eyso.org.  


The Illinois Council of Orchestras named EYSO the Youth Orchestra of the Year in 2021 for excellence in the field of music performance. EYSO was awarded Programming of the Year in 2022, at the same time as Artistic Director Matthew Sheppard was awarded Conductor of the Year. EYSO has a national reputation for providing not only an engaging musical experience for its students, but also a comprehensive learning environment that promotes curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and collaboration through methods of inquiry and “expert noticing.”     


The mission of EYSO is to create a community of young musicians, enriching their lives and the lives of their families, schools, communities, and beyond, through the study and performance of excellent music. For more information, visit www.eyso.org or call 847.841.7700. 




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