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EYSO’s 45th Season: Myths & Legends

Our 2020-21 season is called MYTHS & LEGENDS—and we can’t wait to explore it together. Through our study of incredible orchestral music, we’ll be building and examining connections between music and our wider world, exploring preconceived notions and societal and cultural constructs, and examining our own values and beliefs. We’ll ask the question, how do our myths and legends, both cultural and personal, influence our worldview?

Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2020-21 Season Handbook, which includes important information regarding EYSO policies and procedures. By participating in EYSO activities, you agree to abide by the most recent version of this Handbook:

Season Handbook (Revised 9/16/2020)

Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2020-21 Season Calendar:

Season Calendar

The Calendar and Handbook are subject to change, so check back regularly for updated versions and watch your weekly eNews for the most current information.

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April 2020

MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsal (tentative, TBA)

April 25 - April 26

MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsal (tentative, TBA)

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May 2020

PR Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 pm

May 8 @ 2:00 pm

PR Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 pm

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SF, PH, YS, MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsals, 7:30am–12:30pm (schedule TBA)

May 8 - May 9

SF, PH, YS, MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsals, 7:30am–12:30pm (schedule TBA)

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EYSO Concerts – FOLKLORICO: Virtual at 6:45 PM

May 10 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Folklórico Concert May 10  Listen to Gary McNeil, WRMN, discussing the May 10th concert with Matthew Sheppard. Click here for the interview. EYSO has moved the scheduled Folklórico concerts to a virtual format. This will allow us to bring our 44th season to a close safely via a digital performance at 7 pm, Sunday May 10, featuring all of our EYSO ensembles. Members of our Chamber Music Institute will…

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2020-21 Season Auditions – NOW VIRTUAL

May 26 - May 27
IL United States

SEASON 2020-21 AUDITIONS ARE NOW VIRTUAL: EYSO.org/join-eyso

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

May 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Grove Office, 60 South Grove Avenue, Suite 2
Elgin, IL 60120 United States

EYSO board meetings are open to the public.

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June 2020

EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

June 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Grove Office, 60 South Grove Avenue, Suite 2
Elgin, IL 60120 United States

EYSO board meetings are open to the public.

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August 2020

EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

EYSO board meetings are via Zoom and open to the public. For more info, contact elarson@eyso.org.

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2020-21 Fall Camp Weekend

August 28 - August 30

More details to follow.

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September 2020

20-21 Kickoff Meeting

September 13 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

More details to follow.

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

EYSO board meetings are via Zoom and open to the public. For more info, contact elarson@eyso.org.

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October 2020

Virtual College Q&A Session

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Virtual College Q&A October 3 Don't miss our Annual College Q&A on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00am! Our panelists this year come from three distinct schools, each offering unique programs and opportunities for both music majors and non-majors: Dr. Angela Tammen, Admissions Director, University of Illinois School of Music Kate Bittner, Director of Conservatory Admissions, Lawrence University Dr. Mary Lynn Doherty, Assistant Director, Northern Illinois University School of Music They'll…

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Percussion at Downtown Elgin’s Farmer’s Market

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EYSO will host a percussion performance at Downtown Elgin's Friday Farmer's Market on October 9th from 4p - 5p. The Farmer's Market takes place on Spring Street in Downtown Elgin (for mapping, Near 51 S. Spring Street) from 3p - 7p. Look out for more announcements of FREE public performances soon! See you Friday!    

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Honors Chamber Ensembles at the Farmer’s Market!

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:05 pm
Al’s Cafe, 43 Dupage Court
Elgin, IL 60120

Friday, October 9, 2020 Be dazzled and delighted in the beautiful fall weather at the Downtown Neighborhood of Elgin's Friday Farmer's Market! Three of our Honors Chamber Ensembles will be performing in the courtyard near Al's Cafe. Following our percussion performers at 5pm (see calendar for more info on the percussion performance): 5:00 Maud Powell String Quartet 5:20 Hanson String Quartet 5:45-6:05 Sterling Brass Quintet Learn more about these hardworking…

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20-21 Young Artists Concerto Competition

October 10

Youth Symphony and Philharmonia students: the 2020-21 Young Artists Concerto Competition takes place Saturday, October 10. Use the links at the bottom of your Member Page (under Members Home—the first page you see when you log in) to view the complete rules and submit your application with $35 fee by September 20 at 5pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

EYSO board meetings are via Zoom and open to the public. For more info, contact elarson@eyso.org.

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