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Ainsworth Concerts for Youth

education-bus_imageThis year, the Elgin Symphony has re-named its Kidz Konzerts and Music in the Middle, “Ainsworth Concerts for Youth.” Stu Ainsworth has been one of the ESO’s greatest champions. He is the Education Chair of the Board of Directors and serves as a chair of the Education and Community Outreach committee. He supports the program with great enthusiasm, volunteerism, friendship and generosity. These concerts are now named for Stu Ainsworth in gratitude for all that he has done for the Elgin Symphony’s education programs.

If you would like more information about a class field trip to the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin to hear the Elgin Symphony, contact: 

Wendy Evans, Education Manager
w.evans@elginsymphony.org
847-888-0404 ext. 238.

2016-17-ed-compose-yourself-logo2017 Program:

Compose Yourself! by James Stephenson

Grades 1 through 8
An interactive, educational and entertaining show designed to introduce children of all ages to the instruments of the symphony orchestra.

Dates: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (Middle School Day)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017  Just added!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Cost: $7.50 per student (1 complimentary ticket for teacher/chaperone for every 10 purchased tickets)

Time: Concerts each day at 9:45 am and 11:15 am

Location: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL

Approximate concert length: 45 minutes

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James Stephenson
composer and narrator

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Stephen Squires
conductor


“Compose Yourself! by James Stephenson has the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Students learn about the instruments of the orchestra and even get to participate in composing a piece using three elements of music- melody, harmony, and rhythm. The program is lighthearted and comical and the musicians really got into the theatrical aspects of it. The Atlanta Symphony will definitely be using this fantastic educational program again!”

– Janice Crews, former Education Director Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

If you would like more information about a class field trip to the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin to hear the Elgin Symphony, contact: 

Wendy Evans, Education Manager
w.evans@elginsymphony.org
847-888-0404 ext. 238.

 

Archived Teachers Guides:

View the 2015-2016 Teachers Guide (Garden of Your Mind)
View the 2014-2015 Teachers Guide (Thrill of the Orchestra)

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Hoffer Foundation