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:
Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2020-21 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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MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsal (tentative, TBA)Find out more »
SF, PH, YS, MO, BC, PE Dress Rehearsals, 7:30am–12:30pm (schedule TBA)Find out more »
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…Find out more »
SEASON 2020-21 AUDITIONS ARE NOW VIRTUAL: EYSO.org/join-eysoFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »