Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra to put on 'A Night at the Movies' at the Arcada June 29

  • The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's youth orchestra is inviting music lovers of all ages to enjoy "A Night at the Movies" Wednesday, June 29, at the Arcada in St. Charles.

    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's youth orchestra is inviting music lovers of all ages to enjoy "A Night at the Movies" Wednesday, June 29, at the Arcada in St. Charles. Courtesy of EYSO

 
 
Posted6/24/2022 12:01 AM

The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra is bringing a night full of movie music and magic to the Arcada Theater in downtown St. Charles.

The Youth Symphony, EYSO's flagship orchestra for advanced high school musicians, will perform "A Night at the Movies" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.

 

Made-for-Hollywood film scores by distinguished contemporary composers (think John Williams and Howard Shore) will be performed alongside classical selections by German composer Richard Strauss and American favorite Leonard Bernstein.

Movie lovers of all ages will enjoy unforgettable music from blockbuster movies including "Pirates of the Caribbean," "West Side Story," "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," "Casablanca," and more.

The event at the Arcada Theater aligns with EYSO's mission of enriching the lives of young musicians and the lives of families, schools, communities and beyond, through the performance of excellent music.

"The Arcada Theater's huge regional draw gives EYSO an exciting opportunity to bring orchestral music to new audiences," said Eric Larson, EYSO executive director.

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EYSO, with 300 members from 70 communities, is an ensemble-in-residence at Elgin Community College where they traditionally perform three concerts a season in the Blizzard Theatre.

Entering its 47th season, EYSO has a national reputation for providing students with an engaging musical experience and a comprehensive learning environment promoting curiosity, imagination, and critical thinking.

The Illinois Council of Orchestras has recently recognized EYSO with three prestigious awards: Orchestra of the Year, Conductor of the Year (honoring Artistic Director Matthew Sheppard) and Programming of the Year.

Tickets are $25 or $12 for seniors, students, and children. Tickets are available exclusively from EYSO and can be purchased at www.eyso.org/arcada.

On the day of the concert, dine-in or dine-out at Gia Mia, moto imoto, and Kimmer's Ice Cream. They have generously agreed to donate a percentage of their proceeds on the 29th to EYSO. You must mention EYSO when ordering. You do not need to attend the concert to support EYSO at these establishments.

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