EYSO season draws inspiration from 'The Little Prince'

 
Submitted by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Updated 10/31/2018 9:21 PM
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  • The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra opens it's 38th concert season Sunday at the Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College.

      The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra opens it's 38th concert season Sunday at the Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College. John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2013

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's famous quote from "The Little Prince," "What is essential is invisible to the eye," and explores the powerful ways that art makes you see what matters most about our humanity.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, the EYSO will perform "It's Not a Hat: Seeing More, Hearing Deeper" at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. Tickets are $25 or $14 for students and seniors.

"The Little Prince" is one of the most-translated books in the world and has been voted the best book of the 20th century in France.

Translated into 300 languages and dialects, selling nearly two million copies annually, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

Since its first publication, the novella has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera.

For details on the EYSO, contact Kari Christensen at klchristensen@eyso.org or (847) 558-2246.

The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest, oldest and most esteemed youth orchestras in the nation.

Its five orchestras, brass choir, percussion ensembles and thriving Chamber Music Institute provide nearly 400 students from 70 communities a challenging musical experience while rewarding audiences with thrilling, innovative concerts.

EYSO's 43rd season draws inspiration from Antoine de Saint- Exupéry's famous quote, "What is essential is invisible to the eye," and explores the powerful ways that art makes us see what matters most about our humanity.

Learn more at EYSO.org or www.facebook.com/AEYSOfans/.

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