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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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October 2017

Board of Directors Meeting

October 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Primo Informance

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Primo and Primo Intermezzo make their debut with an Informance for families and friends.  Celebrate our young musicians, and join us for cookies and punch afterward!

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Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsals

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sinfonia/Philharmonia Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Brass Choir Dress Rehearsal

October 29 @ 5:35 pm - 6:35 pm
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November 2017

Earth: Philharmonia Dress Rehearsal

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Earth: Youth Symphony Dress Rehearsal

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CONCERTS: Earth

The first concerts in our 2017-18 season, Elemental. Concerts at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.  Reserve your seats at tickets.elgin.edu.

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Final Sunday rehearsals of 2017

November 12

All orchestras will not rehearse from November 13 - January 6.  Orchestra rehearsals resume Sunday, January 7. Chamber music ensembles will be on break after their concerts next week on Sunday, November 19.

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Board of Directors Meeting

November 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chamber Music Institute concerts

November 19
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Debut performances by our thriving Chamber Music Institute, comprising nearly 30 ensembles of all ages and skill levels.

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January 2018

Orchestra rehearsals resume

January 7, 2018
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Orchestras, Brass Choir, and Percussion Ensembles resume rehearsals at ECC Arts Center today, following the standard Sunday schedule. Chamber Music Institute rehearsal resume on Sunday, January 28. 

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7th Annual Faculty Recital

January 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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EYSO faculty and staff take the stage for an exciting hour of chamber music in this annual performance.

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Board of Directors Meeting

January 25, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chamber music rehearsals resume

January 28, 2018
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Chamber music ensembles resume rehearsing for the second semester.

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February 2018

Board of Directors Meeting

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