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Young Persons’ Concert, May 2019

3:00 pm
Sunday May 19, 2019

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. Enjoy the music in A Colorful Symphony based on a chapter from Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, in which a boy enters a magical land where an orchestra and its conductor play color into the world each day.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will play:

William Tell Overture: finale

A Colorful Symphony
Charles Taylor, narrator

Concerto for Two Trumpets, Mvt. 1
Don Cagen and Charles Russel Roberts, soloists

Star Wars "Imperial March"



Highlight of the Afternoon:
Evanston District 65 orchestra students playing side-by-side with Evanston Symphony musicians.

Pirates of the Caribbean selections

"Farandole" from L'Arlésienne


Participating District 65 Schools and Teachers

Chute Middle School

Nichols Middle School

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

Dr Bessie Rhodes Magnet School

Christine Huber; Martin Nocedal; 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.




Nature’s Perspective
Northend Mothers Club
Seman Violins
The Eyler Family
Penelope & Toby Sachs


Evanston Arts Council
Dolores Eyler