on that sort of inspirational, motivational level, it's great," said Theresa Goh, EYSO chamber music institute director.
Two staff members quit and a trustee of the EYSO endowment board stepped down as a result.
The winners were announced at an award ceremony on 11 February, hosted by Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, Riad Kudsi, founder, Conductor and Director of EYSO, and Yasser Al Gergawi, Head of Cultural Events at the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.
For his part, Riad Kudsi said: "Over the past 23 years, EYSO has witnessed significant growth and a wealth of accomplishments.
Into this harmony burst Ream Eyso, jostling both tevoda and tepthida in trying to reach Mekhala.
According to Professor Chheng Phon of rufa, there are seven "sacred" dances: Voracchun, Mekhala, Ream Eyso, Preah Thong, Baolut, Sarahbarom and Baramit.
She's dancing the role of the water goddess Mekhala, whose duet with the storm spirit Ream Eyso
, when performed as a ritual, is supposed to bring rain.
There is a $35 audition fee for current EYSO
members and a $45 audition fee for non-EYSO members.
As the premier ensemble of the EYSO
, the Maud Powell String Quartet is among five EYSO
active and high-profile performing honors chamber ensembles.
The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra is kicking off the start of its second semester with the eighth annual EYSO
Faculty Recital from 2 to 3 p.m.
These two ensembles are part of the EYSO
Chamber Music Institute, where the members are selected by competitive audition.
Since its beginnings as a small string orchestra in 1976, EYSO
has grown to a community of nine large ensembles and nearly 30 chamber music ensembles.