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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; Alyson Berger


Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
See map.

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; give a shout-out or offer words of encouragement to a player (youth or grown) in the orchestra; or give thanks and tribute to to a music teacher that has greatly influenced you. Or you can just make a donation.

Click the Donate Now button above, and be sure to include your 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
Hagerty Consulting
HEART Certified Auto Care
Nature’s Perspective
Toby and Penelope Sachs
Shure Brothers


Dempster Auto Rebuilders
Evanston Dental Associates
Dolores Eyler
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
Music Institute of Chicago
Musical Offering
Ralph Segall
William and Ingrid Stafford
Secret Treasures
Seman Violins
William Harris Lee


Gayle Anderson
Gershon Berkson
Pamela Brailey
James Breen
Casey Christensen
Cheryl Del Campo
Rhett Del Campo
Gail Eyler
Sarah Flax
Kurt Fries
Dee Hagari
Julie Irving
Jeanette Krstolich
Christine Lies
Trinita Logue
David McAuliffe
Ellen Morris
Dorothy Nagelbach
Alex Pearl
Lee Perlstadt
Marva Petty
John and Nancy Robertson
Sandra Rochman
Kerry Sachs
Ronna Stamm
Kathy Tate-Bradish