On Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) will finish out their 47th concert season on the stage of the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College.
The upcoming concert, IMPACT, is the fourth of four concerts in the DESIGN series that examines the explore the flipside of thoughtful design: the impact and influence that music, art, and innovation can have in our world. EYSO, serving nearly 400 students from approximately 70 communities, is one of Chicagoland’s oldest and most respected youth orchestras.
“Together with the student musicians of EYSO, uncover the resonances and reverberations that ripple out far beyond the concert hall,” said Artistic Director and Youth Symphony conductor Matthew Sheppard.
Twelve ensembles will perform over the course of three separate concerts, occurring at 2:00, 4:30, and 7:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m.—Prelude, Primo/Intermezzo, Sinfonia, Flute Choir, Sinfonia Percussion Ensemble
- 4:30 p.m. — Philharmonia, Brass Choir, Philharmonia Percussion Ensemble
- 7:00 p.m. —Youth Symphony, Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble, Sterling Brass Quintet
Two of EYSO’s concerto competition winners will perform at this concert. At 4:30pm, Kenneth Chang will perform Saint-Saëns Allegro Appasionato with Philharmonia, and at 7:00pm Sofia Radovic will perform the first movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Youth Symphony, EYSO’s flagship full orchestra.
Classical music fans will recognize Tchaikovsky’s impassioned Romeo and Juliet at the 7:00 p.m. concert and Rossini’s jaunty Barber of Seville at 2:00 p.m. alongside dozens of works new and old that have shaped the musical and social landscape.
Tickets for this concert are available for purchase at the Elgin Community College Box Office by concert title.
In-person tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 students, before fees) are now available through the ECC Arts Center Box Office. Livestream tickets ($27 including fees) can be purchased at EYSO.org/concert.