Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

‘WDCB Jazz – Jammin’ in the Stacks’ featuring the Roy McGrath Quartet

Friday, Feb. 3, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Talented young tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath will be performing a variety of jazz pieces with his quartet.  A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and Northwestern University, McGrath transcribes, arranges and composes music for a variety of ensembles, in addition to performing throughout the city. This performance is in partnership with WDCB Jazz 90.9 FM radio station, spotlighting performers from the Chicago area and beyond.

Youth Connection Battle of the Bands

Wilmette Junior High School

620 Locust Road, Wilmette

Friday, Feb. 3, 7:00 pm

Youth Connection continues its tradition of showcasing local youth musical talent.  Tickets cost $10 and can be purchase at the door.  Each ticket includes one raffle ticket for prizes donated by The Rock House, Wilmette’s loyal Battle of the Bands supporter.  For more information about this event or about Youth Connection, go to

 Canzonetta Youth String Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert

Hilel Kagan, Conductor and Artistic Director

Helia Schramm, Co-Artistic Director

Tuesday, Feb. 14 @ 7:00 pm

Wilmette Park District

Community Recreation Center Auditorium

3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette

Free Admission

Enjoy hearing young musicians from Canzonetta’s Training Orchestra play music from Gilbert and Sullivan and Beethoven.  Canzonetta’s Intermediate Orchestra will play ballet music and two movements from an early  Haydn divertimento.  A Canzonetta string quartet will play a Vivaldi Concerto in g minor.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

Violin Prodigy Masha Lakisova

Explore stunning classical compositions with 14-year-old violin prodigy Masha Lakisova. As a passionate chamber and orchestra musician, Masha enjoys playing at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory where she is a concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the first violinist of the ‘Quartet Diamant’ string quartet.

Stories Wrapped in String: EMOTIONS

Saturday, February 25, 10-11 am

William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette

‘Stories Wrapped in String’ is presented by The Lucky Trikes the last Saturday morning each month all year from 10-11 am at William Harris Lee & Company’s shop in downtown Wilmette.

The Lucky Trikes are Deirdre Harrison as story teller and on uke, Kyle Price as composer and on percussion, plus a third special guest on viola, violin, cello or bass each month. The musical story series features improvised and classical music accompanying award-winning stories and original songs.

Older strings students also make guest appearances.  The guest artist for February will be Joshua Siegel on piano.

Visitors can see the luthier shop and try instruments after each session.

Snacks!  Free and open to the public.

Save the Date:

Wilmette Community Band

Winter Concert

Dr. David Fodor, Conductor

Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

3637 Golf Rd, Evanston, IL 60203

To be selected from:

Festive Prelude, Reed

Karpatzka Vatra (Ukraine), arr. M. Mykhats

Symphonic Prelude, Reed

Mescato March, Jeffrey Gettleman

Cajun Folk Songs, Ticheli

The Great Race, arr. Bulla

Variations for Three, Fodor

Espana Cani, arr. Longfield