A huge thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our recent fundraiser. Special thanks to Howard Levy, Diane Delin, and Superintendent Paul Goren for participating to make it a wonderful evening.
We are pleased to welcome Annalee Letchinger as our new director. Annalee has years of experience in arts administration and nonprofit management and we are excited to see where she takes EISMA in the future.
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P.O. Box 1945
Evanston, IL 60204
2014-2015 Concert Series
This fall, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performed 25 live shows in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 schools. Maxwell Street introduced students to 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.
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!