ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) --After 40 years inspiring young people in the community, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a Reunion & Gala Celebration reflecting on the past and getting excited for the future.
The final performances in the 40th Anniversary Concert Series includes original songs created just for the event. Performances are 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. May 15 at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin.
The 3 p.m. concert features Prelude, Sinfonia, and Philharmonia Orchestras, including several premieres of newly commissioned works, the Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble.
The 7 p.m. concert features Brass Choir, Percussion Ensemble, the Sterling Brass Quintet, Hanson String Quartet the Youth Symphony, and a collaboration with Primo, the EYSO's youngest orchestra. Also featured is the premiere performance of a new honors chamber ensemble, the Earl Clemens Wind Quintet. The concert will end with "The Turtle Dove", a 17-year tradition in the EYSO, with alumni joining the orchestra onstage.
For tickets call 847-622-0300 or go to http://tickets.elgin.edu/.
Rachel Maley from the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and members of the Sterling Brass Quintet visited ABC7's State Street Studios for a sneak peek at the upcoming concert.
Event: Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, City of Time, A 40th Anniversary Reunion & Gala Celebration
Date: Sunday, May 15
Hours: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Address: The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
Admission/ Ticket Prices: $13 - $24 ($13 Student, $19 Senior, $24 Adult)
For tickets call 847-622-0300 or visit http://www.tickets.elgin.edu