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Stories Wrapped in String: The Cats Edition
Saturday, February 28, 9:30-10:30 am       
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
847-920-9445
www.whlee.com
 
A monthly musical story series at William Harris Lee & Company's shop in downtown Wilmette continues with three award winning tales about cats!
 
'Three Little Cats (Trois Petit Chats)' by Anna and Edward Standon
'CopyCat' by Ruth Brown
'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss
 
Storyteller: Deirdre Harrison
Viola:  Sid Samberg
 
Stories with composed and improvised music followed by a tour to the luthier workshop, hands on demo instruments for the children and snacks.  William Harris Lee is always looking for students ages 5 and up who would like to perform one short piece during the story time. Hot tea will also be served for the big people, or grab a cuppa Joe down the block at The Rock House beforehand!
 
Free and open to all ages!
 
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North Shore Fiddle Workshop with Charlie Walden
Saturday, March 7, 3:00-4:30 pm
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
847-920-9445
www.whlee.com
 
The monthly workshops are typically on the first Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  Fee for attendance is $30 per session.
 
At each workshop Charlie Walden, master traditional fiddler and three-time Illinois champion, will present at least two of the old fiddle tunes, taught by ear in the traditional way (notation will be provided at the end of the session).  There also will be time to play the tunes together, getting them up to tempo and concentrating on the right bowing and rhythmic accent.
 
The workshops are geared to players at an intermediate skill level on the violin/fiddle.  Ages 8 to 100 may participate. No prior experience playing traditional music is required.  Playing these old ditties can be a fun way to shake the dust of your instrument if you haven't played in awhile. Contact Mr. Walden if you have questions about the difficulty level of the sessions.
 
Each workshop is limited to 12 seats so advance registration is encouraged.  To reserve a seat, please register and pay in advance.  For more information: sign up at http://www.charliewalden.com/Sessions.htm, email possum.walden@gmail.com or call (847) 800-1647.
 
Please note on your calendar any of the upcoming dates below.
You can register up three weeks in advance.
for more info, email possum.walden@gmail.com or call 847-800-1647.
 
Future Dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
 
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Stories Wrapped in String: The Big Machine Edition
Saturday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 am       
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
847-920-9445
www.whlee.com
 
 
A monthly musical story series at William Harris Lee continues with well known stories about big machines that move and make things! (We may sneak in 'The Little House' by Chicagoan Virginia Lee Burton after we read her book 'Mike Mulligan'. 'The Little House' was Deirdre's favorite picture book when she was growing up!)
 
'The Little Engine that Could' by Watty Piper
'Freight Train' by Donald Crews
'Mike Mulligan and His Steam Engine' by Virginia Lee Burton
 
Storyteller: Deirdre Harrison
Guest Artists: Pat & Possum (Pat Walden on piano and Charlie Walden on fiddle)
 
Stories with composed and improvised music followed by a tour to the luthier workshop, hands on demo instruments for the children and snacks. William Harris Lee is  always looking for students ages 5 and up who would like to perform one short piece during the story time. Hot tea will also be served for the big people, or grab a cuppa Joe down the block at The Rock House beforehand!
 
Free and open to all ages!
 
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Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
Tenor Rodell Rosel in Concert
Featuring pianist Luciano Laurentiu
Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm, Auditorium

Accomplished tenor Rodell Rosel performs regularly with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has also sung with world-class companies including Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, the Houston Grand Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Florentine Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where he made his debut in 2010. This concert will be a treat for fans of opera and piano alike. Light refreshments will be served.

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