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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.

Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2019/20 season calendar including Sunday rehearsal schedules and concert day details:

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July 2019

Tuition Deadline

July 14
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Summer Chamber Music Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Challenge yourself in a chamber music setting while discovering a deeper approach to learning music. Work directly with an internationally acclaimed string quartet. Meet new people and learn something about yourself. EYSO's week-long program will divide string players into trios, quartets and quintets based on their age and ability. Each group will work with a regular coach and spend 3-4 hours together each day. The camp will also include chamber…

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Summer Chamber Music Camp – Camp Finale Concerts

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 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 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 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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August 2019

National Night Out Block Party

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

National Night Out is our annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Come check out the free food, DJ, games, vendors, live performances from EYSO students, inflatable and giveaways. Link to the Facebook event: National Night Out link

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EYSO Fall Camp at Riverwoods (8/23 – 8/25)

August 23 - August 25
Riverwoods St. Charles, 35W624 Riverwoods Lane
St. Charles, 60174 United States
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September 2019

First Rehearsal at ECC (all orchestras) & Primo Day

September 8
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

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Brass Choir and CMI Rehearsals Begin

September 15
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

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Eat at MOD Pizza on Sept. 30th!

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
MOD Pizza, 1190 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Eat at MOD Pizza in Elgin at 1190 S. Randall Road and support EYSO. You can eat anytime between 10:30 AM - 9 PM and 20% will be donated to EYSO. A pretty tasty deal! Please help boost our event by clicking this link and then click on the "commit to eat" button: Commit to join us: https://www.groupraise.com/events/107813 One other note, when you dine, please mention EYSO while placing your…

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October 2019

Annual College Q&A

October 6 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The college application process can seem overwhelming, and trying to navigate the audition experience can make it even more challenging. Have you had questions like… How do I choose the right school? What are colleges looking for? How does the audition and application process work? What about double majors? Can I still do music without majoring in it? Join us at one of the Q&A sessions Sunday, October 6 to…

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Young Artists Concerto Competition

October 12

Youth Symphony and Philharmonia students are eligible to audition for this year's Young Artist Concerto Competition. Auditions take place Saturday, October 12, and the winners will perform with their respective ensembles on the March and May concerts. If you're planning on playing but haven't gotten your conductor's approval for your piece, please do so ASAP. After your piece has been approved and you've secured your accompanist (click here for a…

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Taste and Create at Elements Preserved

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Loft of Elements Preserved, 51 South Spring Street, Loft 125 A
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
$55

Join us for a fun evening of tasting wine, charcuterie, and painting at the elegant Elements Preserved! Purchase your tickets now for Thursday evening, October 17th at 6:30 pm. 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Mingling and the first presentation of wine 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Art, more wine, more food! Your ticket includes five wine tastings, an array of carefully selected charcuterie, and painting your very own ceramic coffee mug.…

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Primo Informance (5:00pm) & CMI Dress Rehearsals

October 27

Two events on October 27, 2019: Primo Informance at 5:00 PM CMI Dress Rehearsals More info to follow...

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November 2019

Masterclass Opportunities: Adele Anthony, violin (Elgin Symphony Orchestra)

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
Free

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Time: 10:00 am to noon Where: Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Adele Anthony was born in Singapore as the daughter of Alphonse Jivaras Anthony, the founding concertmaster of the SSO. She began to play the violin at the age of two and a half when the family settled in Tasmania. She subsequently attended Dernancourt Primary School, South Australia, and studied violin in Adelaide with Lyndall…

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CMI, BC, PE Dress Rehearsal

November 3

CMI group will start rehearsal time in the Spartan Auditorium. Please report directly there, and be unpacked and ready to play at the start time.

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November 10th Fall CMI Showcases

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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