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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Concerts for Kids Spring Series in Full Swing
Turath Ensemble Performing through April in Evanston
House party featuring Turath scheduled for Saturday, April 15
The Turath Ensemble opened their Evanston-wide in-school performance series April 5th at Haven Middle School. Turath ("tradition" or "heritage" in Arabic) is a musical collective that performs music from Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. To experience these incredible concerts, performed in all District 65 schools, St. Athanasius, and Pope John XXIII, contact your child’s school in advance of their scheduled date to ask permission to attend. You will find the schedule below and here.
Another way to experience the ensemble is to attend this spring’s house concert Saturday, April 15 at a beautiful home in southeast Evanston. Audiences will experience the moving music and dance of the Turath Ensemble in the intimate atmosphere of a living room. The event runs 7-10pm, with Turath performing approximately 8-9pm. Beer, wine, drinks and Middle Eastern appetizers throughout the evening are included in the ticket price. Please join us for this very special event!
Spring Series Concert Schedule
Wednesday April 5
Haven Middle School: 9:15am-10:00am, 10:15am-11:00am
Oakton Elementary: 1:30pm-2:15pm
Thursday April 6
Bessie Rhodes (K-8): 8:30am-9:15am
Rice Education Center: 10:30am-11:15am
Washingtonn Elementary: 2:30pm-3:15pm
Wednesday April 12
Park School: 10:45am-11:30am
St. Athanasius: 1:15pm-2:00pm
Thursday April 13
Dawes Elementary: 9:15am-10:00am
King Arts (K-8): 12:45pm-1:30pm and 1:45pm-2:20pm
Monday April 24
(Note: no concerts are scheduled for week of April 17-21)
Orrington Elementary: 9:30am-10:15am
Dewey Elementary: 1:45pm-2:15 and 2:40pm- 3:20pm
Tuesday April 25
Lincoln Elementary: 9:15am-10:00am and 10:15am-11:00am
Kingsley Elementary: 1:30pm-2:15pm and 2:30pm-3:15pm
Wednesday April 26
Nichols Middle School: 8:40am-8:9:20am and 9:40am-10:20am and 10:40am-11:20am
Lincolnwood Elementary: 1:30pm-2:15pm
Thursday April 27
Walker Elementary: 10:00am-10:45am
Willard Elementary: 1:30pm-2:15pm and 2:20pm-3:15pm
Friday April 28
Chute Middle School: 9:00am-9:45am and 10:00am-10:45am
Pope John XXIII School: 1:30pm-2:15pm
“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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