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Young Persons’ Concert, March 2024
This one-hour concert is the ideal introductory orchestral concert for children 5–13 years, but will also be fun for parents and grandparents. The concert is designed to show the wonderful story telling nature of music.
Enjoy the ever popular The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas, and also pieces like the Superman March by John William, and the delightful Mozart piece for strings only — Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will play:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvt. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Guest Host & Narrator
Highlight of the Afternoon:
Evanston District 65 orchestra students playing side-by-side with Evanston Symphony musicians.
The Wild Western Frontier
Soon Hee Newbold
Participating District 65 Schools and Teachers
Chute Middle School
Haven Middle School
Nichols Middle School
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School
Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School
And a welcome from Professor Jonathan Bailey Holland, Dean of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.
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; 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.
Alexis and Craig Eyler
Todd Weiner and
Penelope and Toby Sachs
Ingrid and William Stafford
Chute Middle School PTA
Karen and Jay Goodgold
Law Office of Edward Scharfenberg, LLC
Proceeds from the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert Raffle also support this event.