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Young Persons’ Concert, April 2018
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; Alyson Berger
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Free parking available
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 March 9, 2024 at 2:30 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 brief message 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 Monday, February 26 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
Evanston Community Foundation
Craig and Alexis Eyler
HEART Certified Auto Care
Toby and Penelope Sachs
Dempster Auto Rebuilders
Evanston Dental Associates
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
Music Institute of Chicago
William and Ingrid Stafford
William Harris Lee
Cheryl Del Campo
Rhett Del Campo
John and Nancy Robertson