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March 2019

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

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

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 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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Instrument Petting Zoo!

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Interested in experiencing what if feels like to hold a violin or make sound with a trumpet? April 13, 2019 is your day to experience a selection of string, wood, and brass instruments at an instrument petting zoo! Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), Elgin History Museum and Quinlan & Fabish are teaming up for a fun and interactive day of music. No experience necessary! Student volunteers will be there to…

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EYSO Open House!

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elgin Commumity College, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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OIN US SUNDAY, APRIL 14 EYSO OPEN HOUSE 3:30-7:00pm Students and families can visit rehearsals, meet current students and staff and explore the many possibilities available through participation in an EYSO ensemble. Download an Open House Guide in English or Spanish to help plan a visit! Download here: English Guide / Spanish Guide Current students interested in auditioning for the next level orchestra, please take advantage of this opportunity to…

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

April 28 @ 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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

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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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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Honors Chamber Ensemble Recital

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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42nd Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot

May 25 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Click here to register for the 42nd Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot and choose EYSO when you register! A portion of your registration fee will be donated back to EYSO! Thank you for trotting!

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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 EYSO Audition Workshop 2019--Presentation

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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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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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