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2016-17 Season: Hearts and Minds

Using music as a lens to understand the human experience, as expressed in masterworks of sound, students are not only challenged to perform great pieces of symphonic music at the highest possible level of technical excellence, but they are also challenged to become “expert noticers” and to explore deeply an essential question.

The 2016-17 season will explore the question: how is music political? Music historians have shown that every piece of music arises from within a particular culture, with its own values, morality, and power structures, and these are all embedded in the music itself.

The politics of music has been a rich topic of inquiry in music studies for at least the last twenty-five years, but three current events make it even more relevant today: the refugee crisis, the rise of a global economy accompanied by a rise in nationalism throughout the world, and of course, the 2016 American presidential election.

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April 2017

Board of Directors meeting

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

EYSO's Board of Directors convenes monthly.

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CONCERTS: Chamber Music Institute

April 30
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

The Chamber Music Institute ensembles give their season finale performances -- a full afternoon featuring young musicians of all ages.

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Open House

April 30 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

If you're thinking about joining EYSO, this is for you!  See EYSO behind the scenes: sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions of our friendly staff and volunteers, and learn about auditions and membership.  Bring along a parent, sibling, friend, or teacher as well! Download the Open House Guide to make the most of your visit. 

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Youth Symphony and Primo collaboration

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Youth Symphony and Primo students will combine for one piece during May's We the People concerts.  Today the ensembles join to meet their new stand partners and rehearse together.

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May 2017

We the People: Prelude Dress Rehearsal

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prelude 6:45 check-in 7:00 - 8:00pm on stage

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We the People: Dress Rehearsals

May 6 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Sinfonia 7:15am check-in 7:30-8:30am on stage SF/PH Percussion Ensemble PH students check-in, then come directly to the stage (no classroom PH time) Percussion Ensemble rehearsal 8:40-9:00am Philharmonia 8:00am check-in 8:15-9:00am in room 123 9:10-10:10am on stage Brass Choir 10:00am check-in 10:15-10:45am on stage Youth Symphony Strings 10:45am check-in Primo 10:45am check-in YS strings/Primo combined rehearsal 11:00am-11:15am on stage Youth Symphony 11:15am-12:45pm on stage YS Percussion Ensemble 12:55–1:15pm on stage

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CONCERTS: We The People

Identity & Music Music has always helped forge the identity of peoples, whether tribes, nations, religions, or even sports teams. Many of the great composers of the 19 th century are remembered for colorful music which celebrated the language and folk music traditions of their people. Featured is the deeply nationalistic music of Grieg (Norway), Dvorak (Bohemia), Sibelius (Finland), Vaughan Williams, Holst and others, as well as the American sound of Copland, Gershwin,…

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Board of Directors meeting

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

EYSO's Board of Directors convenes monthly.

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June 2017

Auditions for the 2017-18 season

June 1 - June 4
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Join us for EYSO's 42nd season in 2017-18!

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Board of Directors meeting

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

EYSO's Board of Directors convenes monthly.

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August 2017

Fall Camp 2017

August 26 - August 27
Riverwoods,
35W624 Riverwoods Lane
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States

Prelude, Sinfonia, Philharmonia, and Youth Symphony students will gather at Riverwoods campus in St. Charles for our first event of the season!

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September 2017

Sunday Rehearsals Begin

September 10

Rehearsals begin for all orchestras (not Brass Choir, Percussion Ensembles, or Chamber Music ensembles).  Consult the weekly eNews and your EYSO handbook for schedule details.

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Primo Day

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Primo begins their season with this special event! Primo Intermezzo: check in at 1pm Primo: check in at 2pm

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2017-18 Season Kickoff Meeting

September 10 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

All EYSO families and students will gather in the Blizzard Theatre to begin this exciting season: Elemental.  

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Brass Choir Rehearsals Begin

September 17 @ 5:35 pm - 6:35 pm
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

The Brass Choir begins their Elemental season today!

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October 2017

Young Artists Concerto Competition

October 14
ECC Arts Center,
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Philharmonia and Youth Symphony students may audition for the opportunity to perform a concerto with their orchestra during a spring concert.  See the Young Artists Concerto Competition application for details.

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