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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.

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December 2019

Sterling Brass Quintet Pre-Concert Performance

December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
Free

Hear Sterling Brass Quintet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday, December 14, 2019. _________ STERLING BRASS QUINTET (SBQ) Coached by Matthew 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 guest coaches have included former CSO…

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Maud Powell String Quartet Performing at Nothing But Treble’s Holiday Concert

December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W Highland Ave
Elgin, 60123 United States

Come enjoy Christmas music from around the globe and throughout the ages...but expect to enjoy traditional fare as well! I think it goes without saying that no NBT Holiday Concert should be without a Finnish Reindeer Call and a Pentatonic arrangement as well! Thanks to a generous grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, instrumental collaborators will include musicians from the Larkin High School Visual & Performing Arts Academy as…

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Hanson String Quartet Pre-Concert Performance

December 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
Free

Hear Hanson String Quartet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra's concert on Sunday, December 15, 2019. __________ 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. HSQ is offered tuition…

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Honor Chamber Ensemble’s Concert at St. Charles Public Library

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. 6th Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60120 United States
Free

The St. Charles Public Library invites the public to kick off the holiday season with a concert featuring the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Maud Powell String Quartet and Sterling Brass Quintet at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Carnegie Community Room. These two ensembles are part of the EYSO acclaimed Chamber Music Institute, where the members are selected by competitive audition. Since its beginnings as a small string orchestra in…

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Dine at Grumpy Goat and Support EYSO!

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grumpy Goat, 875 Sportsway
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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If you haven't tried one of Grumpy Goat's famous dinner pairings you are missing out! Now is your chance to enjoy an excellent meal in a cozy place. Reserve your space now, each reservation will mean a $10 donation to EYSO. In addition to a superb meal you will be entertained with some holiday tunes by an EYSO trio. If you haven't done so yet, like and follow Grumpy Goat…

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Dine at Grumpy Goat and Support EYSO!

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grumpy Goat, 875 Sportsway
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

If you haven't tried one of Grumpy Goat's famous dinner pairings you are missing out! Now is your chance to enjoy an excellent meal in a cozy place. Reserve your space now, each reservation will mean a $10 donation to EYSO. In addition to a superb meal you will be entertained with some holiday tunes by EYSO students in The Vivace Trio 🎻🎄💕 If you haven't done so yet, like…

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EYSO Offices Closed (12/23/19 – 01/01/20)

December 22, 2019 - January 1, 2020

EYSO offices will be closed December 23rd through January 1st for Christmas holiday and New Year's.

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January 2020

Orchestra Rehearsals Resume January 5th

January 4 - January 5
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Rehearsal resume for orchestra ensembles on January 5th.

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Ninth Annual Faculty Recital, 2:00pm

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

From 2 to 3 pm, Sunday, January 5, in the ECC Arts Center at 1700 Spartan Drive, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) is kicking off the start if its 2nd semester with a special treat – the 9th Annual EYSO Faculty Recital. While originally intended as a way for students and parents to see their conductors in action, the recital has become an EYSO tradition and is also a…

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CMI Rehearsals Resume

January 18 - January 19

CMI rehearsals resume on January 19th.

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

January 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Grove Office, 60 South Grove Avenue, Suite 2
Elgin, IL 60120 United States

EYSO board meetings are open to the public.

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NOTES 2020 Campaign Kick-Off

January 25 - January 26

More info to follow...

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February 2020

Eat with EYSO at On the Border!

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
On the Border, 3050 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
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It's Taco Tuesday with EYSO! Eat with EYSO on February 4th at On the Border in St. Charles (3050 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL). Dine between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm and On the Border will donate 20% to EYSO! Mention EYSO when ordering.  Help us keep this date by clicking here and committing to eat. We need 20 people to click "commit" on the Groupraise page to keep…

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Masterclass Opportunities: Frank Rosenwein, oboe (Elgin Symphony Orchestra)

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
Free

Date: Saturday, February 8,  2020 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Where: Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Frank Rosenwein joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal oboe at the beginning of the 2005–06 season. He made his solo debut with the Orchestra in February 2007, in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Since then he has performed many times as soloist, including playing the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in 2012 and the…

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Masterclass Opportunities: Matthew Agnew, cello (Elgin Symphony Orchestra)

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL United States
Free

Masterclass with ESO Principal Cellist Matthew Agnew Where: Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington Date: February 15, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Matthew Agnew studied Suzuki cello from age four with Marilyn Kesler in Okemos, Michigan. In high school, he had the benefit of orchestra instruction and guidance from Shirley Mullins, a Janos Starker student, and cello instruction from Jane Katsuyama of the Dayton Philharmonic. He…

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EYSO Open House 3:30-7:00pm

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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JOIN US SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 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. Current students interested in auditioning for the next level orchestra, please take advantage of this opportunity to check out other EYSO ensembles for yourself! Regular Sunday Rehearsal Schedule: Sinfonia, 3:15-5:15pm (Room H122) Philharmonia, 3:30-5:30pm (Room H123) Primo, 4:00-5:00pm…

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