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Essential | Invisible. The Little Prince.

EYSO’s 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous quote, “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” and explores the powerful ways that art makes us see what matters most about our humanity.

 

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February 2019

EYSO Open House

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Students and families can visit rehearsals, meet current students and staff and explore the many possibilities available through participation in an EYSO ensemble. Please see ensemble descriptions for specific rehearsal times.

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Audition Workshop – Session 1

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Come learn about our audition process and get some tips on how to succeed in your audition! Schedule for Sunday, February 24, 2019: Session 1| 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 2| 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm About the Audition Workshop EYSO is hosting its first Audition Workshop, Sunday February 24 in two identical sessions, 3:30-4:30pm and 5:00-6:00pm.  Led by Artistic Director Randal Swiggum, the Workshop is for current EYSO students intending…

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Audition Workshop – Session 2

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Come learn about our audition process and get some tips on how to succeed in your audition! Schedule for Sunday, February 24, 2019: Session 1| 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 2| 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm About the Audition Workshop EYSO is hosting its first Audition Workshop, Sunday February 24 in two identical sessions, 3:30-4:30pm and 5:00-6:00pm.  Led by Artistic Director Randal Swiggum, the Workshop is for current EYSO students intending…

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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March 2019

Sterling Brass Quintet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Hear Sterling Brass Quintet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1:15pm to 2:3pm. _________ STERLING BRASS QUINTET (SBQ) Coached by Matthew and Kari Lee of the acclaimed Millar Brass Ensemble, the quintet focuses on performance techniques unique to brass playing, and an eclectic mix of repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Its…

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EYSO Concert Day

Second concerts of the EYSO's 43rd season: See the Wheat Fields? Mystery, Memory, and Meaning Concerts begin at 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm. Tickets: www.tickets.elgin.edu

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SPRINGBOARD 2019

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road
Elgin, IL 60124 United States
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Date/Time: March 16, 2019 | 6 p.m. Location: Elgin Country Club EYSO attracts a national reputation for providing a comprehensive learning environment of curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, collaboration, and an engaging musical experience for its students.  This dynamic program supports nearly 400 students from nearly 70 Chicagoland communities, many of them in the Fox Valley area. Your participation in Springboard will help launch the next generation of global citizens into a bright future.  Guests…

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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April 2019

EYSO Brass Choir & Youth Symphony—Rehearsal & Concert

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

EYSO Brass Choir & Youth Symphony collaboration with Experimental Opera Ensemble, Focus Group LLC Rehearsal 3:00pm, Concert 7:00pm  

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Chamber Music Institute Concert Day

April 14
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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CMI students present concerts throughout the afternoon, April 14. This event is free and open to the public. More information coming soon!

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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May 2019

EYSO Concert Day

EYSO's 43rd Season Finale Concerts: concerts begin at 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm. Tickets: www.tickets.elgin.edu

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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2019-2020 Season Auditions

May 30 - June 1
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Auditions for the 2019-2020 EYSO season are May 30-June 2, 2019. The application to audition is available beginning February 1, 2019. Please click here to view Audition Information & Requirements and Placement Philosophy  

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June 2019

Chamber Music Institute, Honors Chamber Ensemble Auditions

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Honors Chamber Ensemble Information Tuesday, June 11, 2019—Strings 9:00am-12:00pm, Winds & Brass 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019—Strings 5:00-9:00pm

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Chamber Music Institute, Honors Chamber Ensemble Auditions

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

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

Honors Chamber Ensemble Information Tuesday, June 11, 2019—Strings 9:00am-12:00pm, Winds & Brass 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019—Strings 5:00-9:00pm

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