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Essential | Invisible. The Little Prince.

EYSO’s 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous quote, “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” and explores the powerful ways that art makes us see what matters most about our humanity.

 

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January 2019

NOTES 2019 Turn in Day, April 7th!

January 27 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 9:00 pm

WHAT IS NOTES? • EYSO’s annual family fundraising campaign • EYSO families, alumni, board, and staff collect monetary donations from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to help keep tuition affordable. • Campaign runs January 27 through April 7, 2019 Fundraising campaigns like NOTES helps keep tuition affordable as tuition covers about 35% of actual costs. We greatly appreciate all of our students and families who participate, every dollar makes an…

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February 2019

Hanson String Quartet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

February 9 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 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 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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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EYSO Open House

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Students and families can visit rehearsals, meet current students and staff and explore the many possibilities available through participation in an EYSO ensemble. Please see ensemble descriptions for specific rehearsal times.

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Audition Workshop – Session 1

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Come learn about our audition process and get some tips on how to succeed in your audition! Schedule for Sunday, February 24, 2019: Session 1| 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 2| 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm About the Audition Workshop EYSO is hosting its first Audition Workshop, Sunday February 24 in two identical sessions, 3:30-4:30pm and 5:00-6:00pm.  Led by Artistic Director Randal Swiggum, the Workshop is for current EYSO students intending…

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Audition Workshop – Session 2

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Come learn about our audition process and get some tips on how to succeed in your audition! Schedule for Sunday, February 24, 2019: Session 1| 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 2| 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm About the Audition Workshop EYSO is hosting its first Audition Workshop, Sunday February 24 in two identical sessions, 3:30-4:30pm and 5:00-6:00pm.  Led by Artistic Director Randal Swiggum, the Workshop is for current EYSO students intending…

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Bailey Cates on WRMN from 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm

February 27 @ 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Listen to Bailey Cates of EYSO's Youth Symphony and Sterling Brass Quintet tomorrow, February 27th between 4:15 pm and 4:30 pm. Staff from EYSO will also be on air before an after Bailey from the 4pm - 5pm hour (approximately). HOW TO LISTEN? - Stream Online: on the TOP RIGHT corner click LISTEN LIVE! https://www.wrmn1410.com/ - Facebook Live on WRMN's page: https://www.facebook.com/wrmnradioshoppingshow/ - Or the old fashioned way and tune…

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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March 2019

Sterling Brass Quintet Pre-Concert Performance for Elgin Symphony Orchestra

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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

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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