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Young Persons’ Concert, April 2018

7:00 pm
Thursday April 12, 2018

Young Persons’ Concert

This concert is the ideal introductory orchestral concert for children 5–13 years, but will also be fun for parents and grandparents. Music Director Larry Eckerling will explore and explain the families of instruments that make up a symphony orchestra.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will play:

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Henry Fogel, narrator

Star Wars opening theme

“Mambo” from West Side Story

Highlight of the Evening:
“Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
Evanston District 65 orchestra students playing side-by-side with Evanston Symphony musicians.


Participating District 65 Schools and Teachers

Haven Middle School

Chute Middle School

Nichols Middle School

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School

Dr Bessie Rhodes Magnet School

Christine Huber; Jim Janossy;  ​Roberto Carrillo


Evanston Township High School Auditorium

1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
See map.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Help Evanston Symphony Orchestra support our budding musicians!

To raise money and encourage young people playing orchestral music, Evanston District 65 orchestra students will play side-by-side in a full orchestral fundraising concert with Evanston Symphony musicians on April 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Admission to the concert is free and all are welcome. Your donation helps put instruments in the hands of the students who want to play!

Your gift will go directly to a fund that ESO will administer to support District 65 scholarship instrument rental and repair:


$25 covers the cost for a student to rent a violin

$50 buys strings, rosin, case straps, and shoulder rests for 5 instruments

$100 covers the cost of a basic instrument repair

$300 sponsors a scholarship student for a year

With every gift of at least $25, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra will print your “Tweet” in the concert program book*! Tell us why orchestra is important to you, your children, or loved ones. Or give a shout-out to a player (youth or grown!) in the orchestra.

Click the Donate Now button below, and be sure to include your “Tweet” message at the bottom of the form.  Thank you for helping us give all young persons a chance to play!

*Messages must be received by Wednesday, April 3rd for inclusion in the program book

Businesses can also support
this concert’s mission

Sponsorships are available.
Review the contract or call 847-864-8804 for more information.




Evanston Arts Council
Craig and Alexis Eyler
Hagerty Consulting
Heart (Duxler) Auto
Nature’s Perspective
Toby and Penelope Sachs
Shure Brothers


Evanston Dental Associates
Music Institute of Chicago
Musical Offering
Ralph Segall
Secret Treasures
Seman Violins