Join us at one of the Q&A sessions Sunday, October 6 to hear from representatives of three area schools, each offering distinct programs and a variety of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors.
When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Hemmens Cultural Center on September 23, the St. Charles East High School String Quartet will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. The […]
The 2019-20 season, titled Move explores the rich traditions of Dalcroze, ballet, and folk dance. The season will feature Elgin’s acclaimed Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl and Joffrey Ballet artist Luis Vazquez. Download the season poster here.
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Elgin, IL (June 17, 2019) – Matthew Sheppard will lead the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) into its 44th season as its newly appointed artistic director, according to Mr. Joel B. Cohen, president of the EYSO Board of Directors. “We are very excited to welcome Matt to this new role with EYSO to ensure that our mission continues as strongly as ever,” said Cohen. “He brings the perfect balance to this role – a deep […]
Read more here about KAIA String Quartet’s special performance with Fareed Haque at St. Charles Public Library on Sunday, June 9th at 2 PM. EYSO is excited to share to share the news of this performance because KAIA is EYSO’s Ensemble-in-Residence for its new Chamber Summer Music Camp. Experience KAIA this weekend and get a preview of what your student will be able to experience for an entire week in […]
Dear Friends of EYSO, The EYSO Board of Directors has parted ways with Artistic Director Randy Swiggum. We took this action after careful review and consideration of the future for EYSO. We acknowledge Mr. Swiggum is a brilliant educator and artistic leader who built and fostered EYSO’s unique philosophy and culture over 20 years and, for that, we are most appreciative. Mr. Swiggum is revered by many in the EYSO family. […]