Music

Organization Name
Address
5851 N. Glenwood Ave. Unit 2, Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Victor Sotelo
Phone Number
847-903-8679
Description

Performing ensembles are the string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello), string trio, and the violin-cello duo. Styles range from classical and jazz to current pop songs. Available for weddings and special events.

Public Notes

Private cello lessons for children and adults.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1555 Sherman Avenue, Suite 312 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Webster, Music Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-269-9050
Description

A concert series held every spring in Evanston, featuring the music of Bach and other baroque and classical composers.

Organization Name
Address
Pick-Staiger Ticket Office: 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
(847) 491-5441; For tickets: (847) 467-4000
Categories
Description

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University presents a wide variety of concerts and events at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

Ticket Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Saturday: Noon – 3 p.m.
Summer/academic break ticket office hours: 11 a.m.—3 p.m., Monday through Friday

Organization Name
Address
American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Chip Covington
Phone Number
773-368-7628
Categories
Description

Enjoy bluegrass and support our veterans! We are proud to present national touring bluegrass talent presented at Evanston’s historic American Legion Post 42, 1030 Central Street, Evanston. Presented for families, all ages are welcome and will enjoy the cozy setting of Legion which was founded in 1919. Please check our website for more information and contact us if any questions.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
626 Church Street, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-864-1679
Fax
847-864-3079
Description

Live music and storytelling in pub setting:

Mondays – Bluegrass/Roots music at 8 pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays – Moira’s Afternoon Tea (2 to 4 pm)
Saturdays – Live and Local Music at 9:30 pm
Sundays – Live Irish Music Session 3 pm to 6 pm
Second Sunday of the month – “Do Not Submit” (open mic storytelling) and “Fresh Meat” (long form storytelling)
First and Third Sunday of the month – Wild Comedy Club (stand up comedy)

Public Notes

Event schedule
Mondays: Bluegrass Music
Tuesdays: Traditional Irish Music
Wednesdays and Saturdays: Moira’s Afternoon Tea, 2-4 p.m.
Sundays: Storytelling in the Snug

Address
Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 1330, Chicago, IL 60601-6821
Contact Email
Phone Number
312- 832-4594
Categories
Description

A chamber ensemble featuring renowned Chicago professional musicians. Performs Sunday concerts in Evanston at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Organization Name
Address
721 Case Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Kurt Bjorling
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-3905
Fax
815-361-7521
Categories
Description

Performs at family and community events, concerts and workshops.

Organization Name
Address
910 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Jeff Yang
Phone Number
847-440-7940
Categories
Description

Chicago Strings is a full service violin shop: sales, repairs and restoration, rentals, instrument appraisals.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Gregg Skalinder, Music Director
Phone Number
847-869-0223
Description

Coriolis was formed to provide classical choral music enthusiasts the opportunity to sing challenging a cappella compositions in a skilled, dedicated, high quality chamber ensemble. Coriolis performs regularly during the Christmas holiday season at local restaurants and clubs. Coriolis rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:45pm to 9:30pm in Evanston. For additional information or to make arrangements for an audition please use the contact form.

Organization Name
Address
630 Forest Avenue, Evansnton, IL
60202
Contact Person
Michael Henoch, Artistic Director
Phone Number
847-905-0875
Categories
Description

Chamber music organization with mission of bringing concerts of high quality and interest to the diverse population of Evanston. Concerts take place at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. Leading Chicago and internationally known musicians perform regularly with Dempster St. Pro Musica.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
Nick Gehl, Department Chair for Fine Arts
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-424-7853
Categories
Description

Evanston Township High School’s Jazz Ensemble. Hosts an annual Jazz Festival, Jazz Cabaret, and other concerts throughout the year featuring professional as well as amateur musicians.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847.448.8260
Description

Web calendar listing cultural events in or near Evanston. Searchable by date, keyword, or type of event, (e.g. music, literary dance). List of arts venues in Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
2110 Warren St. Evanston, IL (main office)
60202
Contact Person
Gary Geiger, Artistic director
Phone Number
847-733-0814
Description

The Evanston Children’s Choir provides first-rate choral music education and performance opportunities for young people of all ages, ability levels and voice types, emphasizing multiculturalism, inclusion and accessibility, and musical excellence through positive reinforcement. Groups include the Concert Choir (advanced), Youth Chorale (beginner-intermediate), Family Choir (all ages and voice types, including adults), and Story Choir (elementary). All choirs practice at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Studio 107, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-448-8620. Tuition starts at $215 per semester, but families in need pay only the portion of the tuition which they can afford, on an honors system basis. No family is turned away for inability to pay.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 5108 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Reed Flygt, Director
Phone Number
847-404-1300
Categories
Description

Evanston Escola de Samba (EES) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the spirit of samba to the Chicagoland area through education and performance of Brazilian music and dance.
It is the outreach initiative of the Orquestra de Samba. Offers workshops and residencies. Ongoing classes are held at the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston campus.

Address
P. O. Box 1945, Evanston IL
60204
Phone Number
(708) 505-9036
Description

Community organization that presents professional world music performances in each Evanston/Skokie District 65 school and two Evanston parochial schools twice a year, immersing students in the joy, appreciation and diversity of music. EISMA musical enrichment programs and community concerts (in collaboration with the Evanston Public LIbrary) are funded solely by donations from individuals, local businesses, community organizations, participating school PTAs, foundations, and grants.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston IL
60204
Phone Number
(847) 424-7853 or 847-491-0882
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

The Evanston Jazz Festival (EJF) is a non-competitive event that emphasizes performance experience and clinic time for every participating ensemble.

Address
1615 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Wendy Weaver, Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-833-9764
Description

The Evanston North Shore Community (ENSC) Mass Choir consists of adult singers from various churches throughout the North Shore community who celebrate through the rich tradition of African American religious music, ranging from inspirational spirituals to contemporary gospel tunes.

Public Notes

Auditions are held on Friday Nights from 6:30-7:00PM
Choir rehearsal held bi-weekly on Friday from 7:30-9:30PM

Address
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Vernon Clark, Department Chair
Phone Number
847-424-7130
Parent Organization
Description

High quality productions in Dance, Music, Speech Arts, and Visual Arts throughout the academic year. Open to the public. Call the Box Office 847-424-7848 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Fine Arts Calendar

Organization Name
Address
1427 Greenleaf St,Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Dileep Gangolli
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-563-8288 (home),847-902-0733 (cellular)
Categories
Description

Presents classical music concerts at churches and local venues in Evanston and Chicago; performs at weddings and events.

Address
1017 Darrow Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Teresa Parod
Phone Number
773-517-4063 or 847-332-1995
Categories
Description

Organization promoting a cultural understanding of the Indonesian traditional arts and culture. With dance and musical performances in theaters, universities, schools, libraries, and festivities, IDI spreads awareness of Indonesia’s rich culture to the public. Free music and dance lessons.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Donovan Mixon
Phone Number
847-217-5044
Description

Private music lessons for all levels. Specializing in music lessons for adults and seniors. Jazz and classical guitar, Ear Training for all instrumentalists and vocalists.

Organization Name
Address
1621 Chicago Ave., Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-491-1621
Description

Open Mic Nights on Mondays: music, comedy, poetry, readings.  Signup at 8:30, show at 9.

Organization Name
Address
Arlen Music Productions, 1415 Sherman Avenue Suite 101 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-8826
Categories
Description

Founded by Ken Arlen, Arlen Music is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Winner of the 2015-2019 Best Band by Make It Better Magazine, Arlen Music is recognized as the leader and trendsetter within the Chicago special event industry. Its premier band, the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra, has also developed a nationwide presence with performances ranging from New Year’s Eve at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, to a Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Mary Stewart, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-382-5085
Description

Choral ensemble dedicated to bridging the worlds of classical and popular choral music by presenting a wide range of musical styles in dynamic holiday concerts. Evanston location:
Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.

Contact Person
Barbara Eckel, President
Phone Number
312-827-5673
Parent Organization
Description

Community-based group of opera lovers who meet to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, and each other’s company. In an environment dedicated to the art of opera, they learn about Lyric’s opera season and take advantage of numerous volunteer and leadership opportunities. Free ticket exchange among members.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 6473, Evanston, IL
60204-6473
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-1022
Categories
Description

Umbrella organization comprised of 6 ethnic music bands:
Jutta & the Hi-Dukes – Greek, Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, French, Scandinavian, American. An Earwig Music Company label recording artist.
Ensemble M’chaiya – Klezmer, Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew
Razzemetazz – Swing, Tin Pan Alley, Bluegrass, Dixieland
Terran’s Greek Band – Rembetica, Laïki, Demotiki, Eipirotika
Nordland Band – Scandinavian
Les Beaux Chemins – French and French-Canadian
Presents library concerts/lectures; school assemblies, workshops, and residencies; university concerts/lectures; dance programs for the Special Needs community; and corporate team-building projects. These bands perform internationally at festivals and fine arts programs as well as at family and community events.

Organization Name
Address
Music Administration Building, Room 109
Contact Person
Natasha Lyashenko
Description

Sing a variety of classical and ethnic music from America and around the world while improving your singing voice. Special performances in winter and spring. Rehearsals start first week of teach new quarter (see calendar for specific days). All singers are welcome.
Tuition: $80 per quarter
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Organization Name
Address
Main Office:
1702 Sherman Avenue; Evanston, IL

Performance and Rental Space:
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mark George, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-1500
Fax
847-905-1502
Description

Offers concerts, private and group instruction in voice and all musical instruments for all ages and levels of ability at several locations. Community performing groups include Community Symphony, Chorale, New Horizons Band and several other string and voice ensembles for children, teens and senior adults. Financial aid available. Online registration at www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.

Summer Camps include Art of the Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Duo Piano Festival, Chamber Camp for Winds and Musikgarten classes for parent and young children together.

Organization Name
Address
516 4th Street, Wilmette, IL
60091-2829
Contact Person
Bridget McDonough, General Manager
Phone Number
847-920-5360
Fax
847-920-5358
Description

Professional not-for-profit music theater in Evanston, Illinois, founded in 1980, offering three annual main-stage productions at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street (at Sheridan Road), Evanston. All productions presented with large cast and full orchestra.
The company also presents concerts and outreach programs at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, civic organizations, festivals and other community events. Offers five one-week Summer Kids Workshops for students age 8 to 13.

Organization Name
Address
743 Custer Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rick Ferguson, Artistic Director
Phone Number
847-866-6260
Fax
847-866-6260
Description

Offers group and private music instruction to preschoolers through retirees in piano, voice, violin/viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, guitar (all styles–acoustic and electric), electric bass, rock and blues (“Plugged In And Live”), Brazilian Choro (The Chicago Choro Club), chamber music, composition and Scratch Orchestra. Also hosts the Music On Madison concert series. Scholarships available.

Address
P.O. Box 722 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Litrea Hunter, Supervisor
Phone Number
847-494-7131
Description

Award winning youth gospel choir, for children 8-18. Performs throughout the Chicago area. Call 847-494-7131 to arrange an audition or for bookings.

Contact Person
Harvey Treger
Phone Number
847-864-2288
Description

The North Shore Chamber Orchestra Society is a group of non-professional, volunteer musicians whose mission is to perform music concerts and programs of music education for the public. Concerts take place at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 103, Evanston, IL
60204-0103
Contact Person
Dr. Julia Davids, Music Director
Phone Number
773-741-6727
Description

A community chorus performing classical choral works with professional orchestras and soloists. Produces three major concerts each year including a holiday concert.

Organization Name
Address
1557 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-328-0399
Categories
Description

Features live jazz every evening.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-491-4870
Fax
847-491-5969
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Northwestern’s centralized online calendar of campus events encompassing music, film, theatre, lectures, drama and sports. Most are open to the public.

Organization Name
Address
804 Washington St, Suite 2C, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Matthew Cataldi (773-312-9933)
Phone Number
847-859-9351
Categories
Description

The Renovo String Orchestra is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the arts by
engaging and educating new audiences and communities through string orchestral repertoire, developing innovative forms and styles of programming, serving communities without significant access to the arts, and promoting leadership. Concerts are held at Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave | Evanston, IL 60201

Organization Name
Address
908 Seward, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gary Rubin
Phone Number
773-608-3245
Fax
847-869-5667
Description

Evanston’s community concert band, composed of 35 music lovers ranging in age from 12 to 80 with a wide range of musical performance experience. Provides an easy-going, fun and supportive environment in which to play. All performances are free and open to the public. New members are welcome and auditions are not required.

Rehearsals are held most Tuesday evenings at the David Wood Field House in Kamen Park East, (South Boulevard and Barton Avenue), in South Evanston from 7:30 to 9:30PM.

Address
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Stuart Rosenberg
Phone Number
847-492-8860
Description

Performance venue designed by musicians hosts a variety of musical shows. It’s housed under the same roof as Union Pizzeria, as well as the League of Creative Musicians, a membership club for musicians that has a state-of-the-art recording studio, rehearsal space and offers other services.

Organization Name
Address
Performance Venue: Chute School, 1400 Oakton, Evanston, IL,
Mailing: P.O. Box 126, Evanston, IL 60204
60201
Contact Person
Kingsley Day, Stage Director, and Mike Perlman, Board Member
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-563-0155
Categories
Description

Evanston’s Gilbert and Sullivan theater company, founded in 1964. Performance annually in October at Chute Middle School auditorium.

Organization Name
Address
1311 Sherman Place, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Bryan Resendiz, Director
Phone Number
847-864-7625
Description

Students receive private lessons in vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone and songwriting and are placed in a band/group with other students at similar skill levels; live performances take place throughout the year. A separate 12-week Adult Rocker program is offered.

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

Public Notes

School of Rock Music is a performance – based rock music program for students from ages 7-18 and adults. There are 60 franchise locations in the U.S. and Mexico.

Website Address
Contact Person
Hazel Ginsburg
Phone Number
773-549-3026
Description

Community drumming and dancing circle which holds monthly events in Evanston open to the public.Check website for upcoming events.

Public Notes

SHE DRUMS
IS AN ECLECTIC GROUP OF WOMEN
COMING TOGETHER
TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH THE POWER OF RHYTHM…
THE SAFE UNINHIBITED JOY OF COMMUNITY
BRINGS AN EASY COMFORT
THAT OPENS THE CHANNELS
TO CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
FROM THE NOVICE TO THE INITIATE
ALL WOMEN & DAUGHTERS (over 13) ARE WELCOME

Address
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
P.O. Box 128
Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Talar Khosdeghian, Projects Manager
Phone Number
847-535-9873
Description

We are Chicago’s pre-eminent, most adventurous choral organization, dedicated to helping kids grades PreK-12 find their voice and make a difference in our world. We know that our world is really big. And the people who share it speak hundreds of languages and sing thousands of songs. By singing each other’s songs, we learn that, although we are different, we are all truly beautiful. And if we, the children of the world, learn to value all other children as beautiful people, we make our world a better place. This is what we believe. This is why we sing.

Organization Name
Address
1603 Orrington Ave. Suite 600
Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-613-1757
Description

Arts & Minds Academy provides engaging, in-home instrument lessons to students of all ages in the Evanston area. New students can schedule a free, private in-home lesson to try one of our teachers with no strings attached. We work hard to make learning fun and engaging to ignite our student’s passion for music!

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