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KidNotes for Elementary and Middle School Students
All ESO subscription concerts are free for children 12 and under—a great opportunity to develop appreciation of symphonic music at an early age. Tickets for kids over 12 and college students with ID are $5. The original idea for KidNotes came from the desire of the ESO Board to encourage parents to bring kids to concerts. Recognizing the need to address the potential “fidget factor” in grade- and middle-school students during concerts, KidNotes started in 1997 as an eight-page booklet. It has expanded to 20 pages of information about the featured selections and composers for each concert, as well as tangential (but related-subject) articles, puzzles, games, brainteasers, and jokes. Since its inception, the KidNotes editor-in-chief has been long-term board member Kelly Brest van Kempen. One of Kelly’s favorite editions features the ESO salute to Leonard Bernstein from May 2019. Watch for KidNotes at your next ESO concert—many grown-ups enjoy the content, too!
SHOP and Support the ESO!
Are you looking to buy a gift for someone at Amazon? Need to stock up on supplies from Amazon?
Amazon has a special program called Smile, where the company donates a small amount of your purchase to your designated charity. Once you select the ESO as your Smile recipient, just point your browser to smile.amazon.com each time you want to shop at Amazon and the Evanston Symphony will benefit. It won’t cost you a thing!
Thanks, and happy shopping.