New Board Members
We welcome two new board members, District 65 orchestra instructor Jim Janossy and parent/ musician Ellen Frolichstein.
Successful Donor Challenge
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Anonymous Donor's Challenge. We raised $2,790!
Our Interim Director
We are pleased to welcome back Wendy Gray Raven who is filling in as Interim Director while we search for a new Executive Director.
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P.O. Box 1945
Evanston, IL 60204
November 16th Fundraiser: Diane Delin & Howard Levy
Please join us for our fall fundraiser, featuring jazz violinist Diane Delin and Grammy Award-winning hamonicist Howard Levy. Sunday, November 16th from 4-7pm at Prairie Moon in Evanston.
All proceeds support EISMA's Concerts for Kids.
Tickets include food and music; cash bar is available. Free admission for children with adult ticket purchase (up to four children, 18 and under).
$250.00 -- Orchestra Level (purchase 1, admits 4 with special recognition)
$150.00 -- Ensemble Level (purchase 1, admits 2 with special recognition)
$ 35.00 -- Solo Level
Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.You may also download the ticket form below to purchase tickets by check. If you are unable to attend our event, please consider a donation. You may donate online using PayPal (accepts credit cards even without a PayPal account) or you may donate by check using the donate option on the ticket form.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-644-9149 with questions.
We hope to see you at Prairie Moon. Thank you for supporting EISMA!
2014-2015 Concert Series
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band plays klezmer, a combination of traditional, Eastern European music and American jazz as played by early immigrant musicians. The band has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and has appeared regularly on NPR, PBS and WFMT. They will perform in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 schools November 3-21, 2014.
Diane Delin is a Chicago-based jazz violinist, composer, educator, producer, and a Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Star.” Her participatory educational program, “Jazz Talk,” has been presented to thousands of students. Ms. Delin will perform in Evanston schools March 17-April 3, 2015.
See Concerts for more details.
EISMA's Concerts For Kids
Each year EISMA presents two Concerts for Kids series. Over the course of their years in District 65, from kindergarten to eighth grade, students participate in eighteen different professional music programs representative of the diverse ethnic community of Evanston/Skokie.
Students have the opportunity to interact with singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, who share their craft, instruments, and love of music.
Students sample the full range of musical styles performed by varying combinations of strings, brass, voice, and woodwinds, reflecting the traditions of many eras and cultures. The artists sponsored have included some of the best musicians in the Chicago area, such as Howard Levy, Special Consensus, Corky Siegel, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Lamajamal, Reginald Robinson, and Quintet Attacca.
Your donation to EISMA is music to your child's ears. Support EISMA today!