Support the ESO
Please consider a gift to the Evanston Symphony today—your gift does make a difference!
Gifts to the Evanston Symphony Orchestra help keep classical music alive in our community. The ESO relies on the support of corporations, foundations and individuals like you for its success. Ticket sales and advertising revenues cover about half of our operating budget. Your gift supports our concerts, community outreach and music education. The ESO has a variety of giving opportunities that fit your giving needs and address your philanthropic goals.
Share The Stage!
You share the excitement when Maestro Eckerling and the Evanston Symphony Orchestra take the stage. Now you can “Share the Stage” with the orchestra – with your gift of $175 or more to the Annual Fund.
Share the Stage is our way of recognizing that our ESO Community is made up of orchestra members and supporters. Your gift sponsors a Section member, a chair in the orchestra. Choose an instrument you love, one you play, or one you wish you could play – it’s your turn to shine. A gift of $450 or more sponsors a Principal Player (leaders of each of the 19 sections). You may select to support a Soloist with a gift of $750 – $1,499 and the Concertmaster category is available for gifts of $1,500– $2,999. Our exclusive Conductor category is available for gifts starting at $3,000.
At each concert we display our “Share the Stage” recognition board in the lobby. Principal Player sponsors are prominently displayed because, like the musicians who lead each section of our orchestra, these generous individuals demonstrate leadership in their commitment to our mission. Section Member sponsors are recognized in the reserved seat of the instrument of their choice. Our goal is to have a sponsor for each musician in our orchestra!