June 17, 2020

Taking Note – Issue 19

June 9, 2020

2020-21 Season: Myths & Legends

Learn more about our upcoming season theme.
June 5, 2020

Summer Chamber Music Camp 2020

Live-streamed performance starts at 6:00PM on July 31st!
June 2, 2020

With open hearts and ears, we stand in solidarity with our EYSO and Chicagoland community . . .
May 22, 2020

New Campaign Lets Supporters Share Stories and Donations Online

Download Press Release PDF Here Elgin, IL (May 21, 2020) –Finding ways to connect—when we are required to remain separate—is challenging. Since 1976, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) has been a place of connection and belonging for hundreds of young people. EYSO families deeply value the sense of community, making coming together and forging ahead even more important. In March, EYSO suspended in-person rehearsals (in line with Gov. Pritkzer’s “stay […]
May 14, 2020

Illinois Council of Orchestras names EYSO Volunteer Anthony Riani as Volunteer of the Year 

News Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: K. Eric Larson 847-997-2109  elarson@eyso.org  Click Here to Download a PDF: Volunteer of the Year Post Concert Release   Illinois Council of Orchestras names EYSO Volunteer Anthony Riani as Volunteer of the Year    Elgin, IL (May 14, 2020) – The Illinois Council of Orchestras has named Anthony Riani as Volunteer of the Year for his service to the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra […]
May 12, 2020

Elgin Symphony Orchestra names EYSO artistic director as education conductor

To read the full Daily Herald story, please click here: Elgin Symphony Orchestra names EYSO artistic director as education conductor   Elgin Symphony Orchestra Announces Artistic Director of Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra as Education Conductor The ESO is now in the final stages of confirming Matthew Sheppard to be its next Education Conductor. Since taking over as artistic director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), Sheppard has consistently demonstrated […]
May 6, 2020

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) Hosts Folklórico  Online

News Release  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: K. Eric Larson 847-997-2109  elarson@eyso.org  Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) Hosts Folklórico  Online    Elgin, IL (May 6, 2020) – Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) will host  Folklórico, a virtual concert at www.eyso.org/concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 10, featuring all EYSO ensembles, including performances by its three full orchestras, two string orchestras, Brass Choir, and EYSO Samba Band—plus a special project shared by all of EYSO. Members […]
April 30, 2020

Stories Behind the Music 2020

Join us for a storytelling journey where you will experience personal stories from staff, students, alumni, board members, and others with a personal connection to EYSO.
April 27, 2020

Virtual Folklórico Concert May 10  

EYSO has moved the scheduled Folklórico concerts to a virtual format. This will allow us to bring our 44th season to a close safely via a digital performance at 7 pm, Sunday May 10, featuring all of our EYSO ensembles.