EYSO’s 44th Season: MOVE

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.

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Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2020-21 Season Calendar, including Sunday rehearsal schedules and concert day details:

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January 2019

Earl Clemens Wind Quintet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Hear Earl Clemens Wind Quintet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Sunday, January 13, 2019. __________ About Earl Clemens Wind Quintet EARL CLEMENS WIND QUINTET (CQ) Established in 2016, the Earl Clemens Wind Quintet is named after Earl L. Clemens, oboist and professor of music education at Northern Illinois University for 36 years. Coached by Orion Ensemble clarinetist Kathryne…

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Avalon String Quartet Comes to EYSO!

January 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Sunday, January 13, the Avalon String Quartet  plays for EYSO! This is a rare opportunity to hear an internationally renowned ensemble—musicianship at the highest level—in a concert just for us! All EYSO students will attend, 4:30-5:00pm, followed by an open masterclass. (Youth Symphony members, plan to come early that day). Open to the public, no charge!

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February 2019

Hanson String Quartet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

February 9, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Hear Hanson String Quartet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6:15pm to 7:30pm __________ About Hanson String Quartet HANSON STRING QUARTET (HSQ) This second honors quartet is named for the EYSO’s founding conductor Robert Hanson. The quartet is coached by cellist Timothy Archbold, who has performed with orchestras and string quartets throughout the world.…

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Maud Powell String Quartet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

February 10, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Hear Maud Powell String Quartet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1:15pm to 2:3pm. _________ MAUD POWELL STRING QUARTET (MPSQ) Named for Maud Powell, America’s first international violin superstar, this string quartet is coached by Gina DiBello, violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The quartet has worked with guest artists and coaches such as…

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March 2019

Sterling Brass Quintet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

March 3, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019

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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April 2019

Draw Me a Sheep: EYSO Brass Choir & Youth Symphony—Rehearsal & Concert

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on April 6 in the Blizzard Theater for a special concert—DRAW ME A SHEEP. This concert is our third for this season which have been following our season theme based on the classic novel, The Little Prince. The 7:00 pm concert features Brass Choir, Youth Symphony and special guests, EYSO Composer-in-residence, Ethan Parcell, and Focus Group LLC. Performance at 7:00 pm Rehearsal at 3:00 pm Learn more about…

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Chamber Music Institute Concerts–FREE & Open to the Public!

April 28, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 11:30 am
Elgin Commumity College, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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DATE RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 14TH (4/14 concert was cancelled due to snow) CHAMBER MUSIC INSTITUTE CONCERTS Spartan Theater, Elgin Community College Concerts begin at 12:45, 2:00, and 3:15  Celebrate the beauty of chamber music with a series of concerts on April 28, 2019. EYSO Chamber Music Institute students from Prelude, Sinfonia, Philharmonia and Youth Symphony as well as all four Honors Chamber Ensembles will perform throughout the afternoon. CMI concerts…

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May 2019

Chamber Music Institute Concerts (CMI)–FREE & Open to the Public!

May 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elgin Commumity College, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60120 United States

FINAL SPRING CMI CONCERTS THURSDAY, MAY 2, 7:00pm The last rescheduled Chamber Music Institute Concert is 5/2/19 at 7:00pm at Elgin Community College (Arts Center, Building H) in room H122 This concert is free and open to the public. Please join us to celebrate the CMI students' accomplishments!

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Season Finale Concerts on May 5, 2019

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Join us for our season finale concerts on May 5, 2019: LITTLE BELLS ARE CHANGED TO TEARS Laughter, Longing, and Loss May 5, 2019 Blizzard Theater, Elgin Community College​ Concert Times: 2PM, 4:30PM, 7:30PM In addition to this being our 43rd season finale we are recognizing our music educator of the year and servant leader. This season we are recognizing Kathy Heikkinen, Kenyon Woods Middle School, as EYSO Music Educator…

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Honors Chamber Ensemble Recital

May 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elgin Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Join us for a free concert presenting our Honors Chamber Ensembles. This concert will include: Earl Clemens Wind Quintet Maud Powell String Quartet Hanson String Quartet Sterling Brass Quintet Performances begin at 7 p.m. at Elgin Covenant Church located at 1565 Larkin Ave, Elgin, IL 60123 View the concert program here:

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July 2019

Summer Chamber Music Camp – Camp Finale Concerts

July 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Camp will culminate in a final performance (6pm and 7:30pm) the evening of Friday, July 26 in Elgin Academy’s historic Sears Gallery. As Elgin’s first concert hall and art gallery, the neo-classical structure was built in 1924. The performance space remains an intimate, acoustic gem. Please RSVP to attend:

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Summer Chamber Music Camp – Camp Finale Concerts

July 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Camp will culminate in a final performance (6pm and 7:30pm) the evening of Friday, July 26 in Elgin Academy’s historic Sears Gallery. As Elgin’s first concert hall and art gallery, the neo-classical structure was built in 1924. The performance space remains an intimate, acoustic gem. Please RSVP to attend:

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November 2019

November 10th Fall CMI Showcases

November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019
FREE

Join us for the first CMI concert of the season. Concerts are free and do not require tickets. Concert Times: 2:00pm 3:15pm 4:30pm. Please invite friends, family, and private teachers! All performances are in the Spartan Auditorium of Elgin Community College. Preview the concert program here and see what we are playing and who our students are this season. Sunday is a perfect day to unwind with some lovely chamber music.…

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EYSO Concerts – TIME. SPACE. ENERGY: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
$14 – $25

First concerts of the EYSO's 44th season on November 17th: Time.Space.Energy. Music In Motion Great music lives, breathes, and moves through time and space. It flows and it marches; it twists sinuously in the musical breeze and presses forward with relentless drive. Even in moments of stillness, there is a pulse, a subterranean energy that performers both create and submit to. What is this quasi-mystical thing; this hidden energy? Join…

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January 2020

Ninth Annual Faculty Recital, 2:00pm

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

From 2 to 3 pm, Sunday, January 5, in the ECC Arts Center at 1700 Spartan Drive, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is kicking off the start if its 2nd semester with a special treat – the 9th Annual EYSO Faculty Recital. While originally intended as a way for students and parents to see their conductors in action, the recital has become an EYSO tradition and is also a…

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