Supporting Local Musicians
Evanston In-School Music Association is a nonprofit arts and education organization that believes music is fundamental to a child’s education and personal development. Since 1971, EISMA has provided Evanston’s students the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a diversity of live music performances throughout their elementary and middle school years...
Thank you Illinois Arts Council!
We are thrilled to announce that the IAC has awarded EISMA funds for our past Spring 2016 concert series and our upcoming November 2016 series with Kontras Quartet. We know their funding is limited and are honored to receive this support.
Kontras Quartet Begins Nov. 2
The quartet will begin the first week of November in St. A's, Nichols, Oakton, Park School, and Willard. Be sure to visit our Calendar page to see when they are coming to your child's school. Calendar>
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P.O. Box 1945
Evanston, IL 60204
EISMA Benefit November 6, 2016 at Five and Dime
Featuring the original jazz/funk/rock sounds of Halfstache and presenting a special Japanese drumming performance by Taiko Legacy 13.
Silent Auction Update!
* Gretsch guitar painted by Evanston artist Fran Joy, specially commissioned by EISMA for this event.
* Harmonica donated by Howard Levy with bundle of 9 CDs
* Violin bow by Seman Violins
* Percussion instruments by Geraldo de Oliveira
...and more art and music-related items!
Sunday, November 6, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Five and Dime, 1026 Davis Street, Evanston
Food and 1 free drink with admission
Music will begin at 4:45 with a live demonstration of Japanese drumming by the amazing Taiko Legacy 13, followed by the impressive new jazz/funk group, Halfstache, with Michael Werner (trumpet), Leif Opland (piano), Tony Mest (drums), and Simon Ciaccio (bass), performing their original work. Arrive before the music starts to explore the beautiful silent auction items, including instruments and visual art. Not to be missed!
We are offering several ticketing options in addition to General Admission. Consider purchasing your ticket in the name of one of our 2016-2017 performers: Kontras Quartet and Turath Ensemble.
Support our mission to produce excellent programming for every child in District 65, St. Athanasius, and Pope John XXIII during an evening of dynamic music and amazing food.
We Hope to See You There!
Upcoming Concerts for Kids Series
Kontras Quartet's Presentation Rooted in Vibrant Stories
This November Kontras Quartet will present an engaging program of Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Schulhoff, and more, with an emphasis on music’s connection to story. “Although music is an art that can be appreciated purely on its own,” Kontras notes, “the impact it makes increases when we remember the stories that surround it (read more)
April 2017: Turath Ensemble present the folk music of Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon (read more)
“One strong aspect of the program is the musical relationship created on stage. Showing our students how music must have a ‘give and take’ quality in playing with others is so important.”
-- Chute Middle School teacher
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