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2017-18 Season: Elemental—What Nature Tells Us About The Orchestra

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.

When Gustav Mahler was sketching his monumental Third Symphony, he penciled in at the top of the first movement “what the mountains tell me.” Composers have always been inspired and challenged by the natural world—not just to imitate it, but seek to understand it and share their understanding in sound. Using critical inquiry and EYSO’s famous “expert noticing,” we’ll study great symphonic music as a lens to understand concepts like organicism, musical motifs as DNA, and the orchestra as a kind of ecosystem. Featuring music of Bernstein, Dvořák, Rachmaninoff, Bach, and more.

 

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January 2018

Board of Directors Meeting

January 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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February 2018

Board of Directors Meeting

February 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2018

Water Dress Rehearsals: Primo, Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble

March 4
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Dress Rehearsals for the March 11 Concert for Primo, Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble will occur during the regularly scheduled rehearsal on this date.

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EYSO Open House

March 4 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Families, students, teachers, and friends are welcome to see EYSO "behind the scenes": visit rehearsals, meet our conductors and staff, and learn about joining EYSO.

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Water Dress Rehearsal: Prelude

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Water Dress Rehearsals: Sinfonia, Philharmonia & Youth Symphony

March 10 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dress rehearsals for the following ensembles: Sinfonia Philharmonia Youth Symphony Detailed schedule coming soon.

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CONCERTS: Water

The second installment of our Elemental season explores water. Concerts at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.  Reserve your seats at tickets.elgin.edu.

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Board of Directors Meeting

March 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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April 2018

No rehearsals today

April 1

Enjoy the holiday, and a well-deserved day off!

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Air: Brass Choir & Youth Symphony with the Millar Brass Ensemble, Workshop & Concert

April 7
Wentz Concert Hall, 171 East Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
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Chamber Music Institute concerts

April 15
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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The season finale concerts for our chamber music ensembles.

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EYSO Open House

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Visit rehearsals, meet conductors and staff, and learn everything you need to know about auditions coming up in June.

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Board of Directors Meeting

April 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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May 2018

Fire: Prelude Dress Rehearsal

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prelude prepares onstage for our season finale concerts: Fire.

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Fire: Dress Rehearsals

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ahead of our season finale, ensembles prepare on the Blizzard Theatre stage. Primo Sinfonia Philharmonia Youth Symphony Detailed schedule TBA.

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CONCERTS: Fire

EYSO's 2017-18 season finale promises thrilling music fitting for the occasion.  Reserve your seats for Fire at tickets.elgin.edu.  Concerts at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.

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