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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 1/4/2021)

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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August 2020

2020-21 Fall Camp Weekend

August 28, 2020 - August 30, 2020

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September 2020

20-21 Kickoff Meeting

September 13, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

September 24, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 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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20-21 Primo Informance

October 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IL United States
Free

Our Informance is a chance for parents to experience EYSO firsthand and the process behind what we do here (the informational aspect) while also giving each student an opportunity to perform the repertoire they have been working on (the performance aspect). Youth Symphony members: Tune in and support your future Primo buddy! Everyone! Tune in and simply experience the difference EYSO can make in your child's life. See you Sunday…

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November 2020

2020 November CMI Concert Day

November 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IL United States

Livestream CMI Concert on Sunday, November 8 Watch the concert live at EYSO.org/CMIconcert. Twenty-one chamber ensembles will be performing today! LIVESTREAMING Chamber Music Institute's first concerts of the 2020-21 season are THIS SUNDAY. Bookmark your browser and set a reminder today! The concerts will be livestreamed at EYSO.org/CMIConcert There are three concerts showcasing different ensembles from CMI. 1:00 Livestream Start Time 3:30 Livestream Start Time 6:40 Livestream Start Time Each…

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Origins Concert: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Origins November 15, 2020 Livestreaming from Blizzard Theatre EYSO’s first concerts of the 2020-21 season are quickly approaching. Mark your calendars today! The concerts will be livestreamed from Blizzard Theatre and can be viewed at EYSO.org/Concert Concerts will follow traditional times (2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm) Printed concert programs available!  Are you interested in receiving one?  RSVP Today! (Please RSVP with your mailing address to Kari at KLChristensen@eyso.org by Monday, November…

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Origins Concert: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

November 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Origins November 15, 2020 Livestreaming from Blizzard Theatre EYSO’s first concerts of the 2020-21 season are quickly approaching. Mark your calendars today! The concerts will be livestreamed from Blizzard Theatre and can be viewed at EYSO.org/Concert Concerts will follow traditional times (2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm) Printed concert programs available!  Are you interested in receiving one?  RSVP Today! (Please RSVP with your mailing address to Kari at KLChristensen@eyso.org by Monday, November…

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Origins Concert: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

November 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on November 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Origins November 15, 2020 Livestreaming from Blizzard Theatre EYSO’s first concerts of the 2020-21 season are quickly approaching. Mark your calendars today! The concerts will be livestreamed from Blizzard Theatre and can be viewed at EYSO.org/Concert Concerts will follow traditional times (2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm) Printed concert programs available!  Are you interested in receiving one?  RSVP Today! (Please RSVP with your mailing address to Kari at KLChristensen@eyso.org by Monday, November…

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

November 19, 2020 @ 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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December 2020

EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

December 17, 2020 @ 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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January 2021

Tenth Annual Faculty Recital

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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