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North Shore Fiddle Workshop with Charlie Walden
Saturday, April 4, 3:00-4:30 pm
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
The monthly workshops are typically on the first Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  Fee for attendance is $20 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, May 9, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Music Salon: Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm
Wilmette Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette (corner of Skokie Blvd. and Glenview Rd
Gross Pointe Room
Free Event
Join for a salon-styled evening of music, good company and refreshments featuring students from Canzonetta String Chamber Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, Violin and Voice programs of The Center for the Arts Music Department.

Stories Wrapped in String: The Hopping Edition
Saturday, April 25, 9:30-10:30 am       
William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette
A monthly musical story series at William Harris Lee continues with well known stories about frogs, toads and other things that go hop in the spring!

'Days with Frog and Toad' by Arnold Lobel
'Tuesday' by David Wiesner
'Hop on Pop' by Dr. SeussStoryteller: Deirdre Harrison
Guest Artist:  William Harris Lee staff member and violinist Kayla Comerford will perform, with Kyle Price on Percussion.
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!

Wilmette Community Band
Spring Concert: 'Music for All Ages'
Thursday, April 30, 7:30 pm
Wilmette Junior High School Auditorium
620 Locust Road, Wilmette
The spring concert will feature guest music students from area schools as they join us to celebrate “Music Is For All Ages." Selections will include Peter and the Wolf, Toccata, Young Person’s Guide to John Williams, A Copland Tribute, Emblem of Unity, In The Miller Mood, and more.
1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
P. (847) 251-2700 F. (847) 853-7700
Village Hall Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
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