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Young Persons’ Concert, May 2019
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
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.
Northend Mothers Club
The Eyler Family
Penelope & Toby Sachs
Evanston Arts Council