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Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, Honors Chamber Ensembles

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

| $15


“Music & More in the Gallery” welcomes the Hanson String Quartet and Earl Clemens Wind Quintet, two of the Honors Chamber Ensembles of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras.

The members of each ensemble are listed below along with their instruments and home towns:

Hanson String Quartet 
Marilyn Gans, violin, Batavia
Zack Green, violin, Hampshire
Derek Hibben, viola, Elburn
Matthew Brunson, cello, St. Charles
Earl Clemens Wind Quintet
Violet Whelchel, flute, Naperville
Gail Creighton, oboe, Glen Ellyn
Abby Edwards, clarinet, Glen Ellyn
Lars Dudley, bassoon, Yorkville
Emily Hart, horn, Yorkville

The EYSO Honors Chamber Ensemble (HCEs) program offers unparalleled opportunities for advanced high school and college aged musicians to play chamber music at the highest level while working with some of the finest artist-educators and chamber music coaches in the nation. As premier ensembles and ambassadors of CMI and EYSO, the four Honors Chamber Ensembles (Maud Powell String Quartet, Hanson String Quartet, Sterling Brass Quintet, and Earl Clemens Wind Quintet) maintain active and high-profile performing schedules.

The HCEs are auditioned ensembles drawn from Youth Symphony Students who apply in the spring to take part the following season.  After completing a rigorous application, audition, and interview process, the ensembles are formed to share the highest level of artistic achievement at EYSO with our students, families, and the wider community.  The HCEs have longer coachings, are active August through May, rehearse every week on their own, and take on extra performance opportunities.  Primary HCE coaches include Chicago Symphony violist Max Raimi, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra cellist Tim Archbold, Chicago Sinfonietta trumpet player Matt Lee, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutist Emma Gerstein.  The HCEs also work frequently with prominent guest coaches, including principal players from orchestras around the region and professional chamber musicians.  The HCEs are supported by the generosity of sponsors and are offered tuition-free.



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