William Harris Lee

1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette

‘Stories Wrapped in String’

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:00 am

The original Lucky Trikes series, ‘Stories Wrapped in String’, returns to Wilmette with guest artist and violinist Kendy Johnson.  An instrument petting zoo and luthier shop tour will follow the story time.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Classical Concert for All Ages
Violinist Cara Schlecker

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

Join WPL for a classical concert featuring violinist Cara Schlecker and pianist Irina Feoktistova. Cara Schlecker is concertmaster and a soloist with the Star Gate Orchestra, and pianist Irina Feoktistova has performed in the major halls of St. Petersburg, Russia and toured Europe and the United States. WPL invites music lovers of all ages to attend this concert; please be aware there may be young children in the audience.

Wilmette Community Band

Holiday Concert

Dr. David Fodor, Conductor

Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30-8:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church 

3637 Golf Rd., Evanston

  • Christmas With Mozart 
  • A Trumpeter’s Lullaby 
  • Russian Christmas Music
  • Coventry Carol
  • Festive Sounds of Hanukah
  • Candlelight Carol
  • Let’s All Sing for Christmas 
  • Sleigh Ride

Trinity Methodist Church

1024 Lake Avenue, Wilmette

Callipygian Players Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30-9:00 pm

Led by violinist Martin Davids, The Callipygian Players will perform a concert of Baroque and Renaissance holiday music.  The ensemble will be joined by a quartet of singers.  This one hour candle-lit concert will feature carols and instrumental pieces to get you in the spirit of the season.  Tickets for this event are $25 at the door or at

Trinity Methodist Church

1024 Lake Avenue, Wilmette

Trombone Christmas Concert

CSO Charlie Vernon & Friends in Community Carol Sing

Monday, Dec. 16 @ 7:30 pm

$20 Donation for the Greater Chicago Food Depository

CSO trombonist Charlie Vernon and his conductor/vocalist wife Alison Vernon will lead superb musicians in this popular annual concert of holiday brass and vocal music benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Trombonist Vernon will perform brass selections with a brass ensemble including CSO colleagues, other professionals from national orchestras, and top students.  Alison will direct audience caroling accompanied by a 50-voice choir and organ.  All the musicians will donate their time and talents.  $20 donation benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wiggleworms Party at the Library

Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 20, 10:30-11:00 am, Auditorium; For the Whole Family

During the storytime breaks, bring your little ones to the Library for music and dancing with special guests from the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Wilmette Park District

Center for the Arts

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Wilmette Children’s Pops Chorale Concert

Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 pm; Auditorium

Celebrate the Season with the Wilmette Children’s Pops Chorale, collaborating with Evanston Children’s Choir.

This is a mixed age, mixed level choir for students in Grades 1-8.  This new venture focuses on exploring music from pop and contemporary genres while using it as a vehicle for developing good vocal skills and habits, and simply experiencing the joy of singing.

Sing Together at Mather Place

Thursday, Dec. 19, 10:30-11:00 am, All Ages

2801 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette; For the whole family

Share folk music in a casual setting. Bring an instrument if you like, or have fun with WPL’s  tambourines, shakers, and scarves.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Bobby Lewis Trio New Year’s Eve Concert

Monday, Dec. 30, 7:00-8:00 pm, Auditorium

Celebrate 2020 at the Library’s traditional early New Year’s concert. Local favorite Bobby Lewis, a stellar trumpeter, will return in trio, playing jazz favorites. Light refreshments will be served. Space is very limited, and overflow guests may not be accommodated. Please arrive early to ensure your seat.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Wendy & DB – For the Whole Family

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

10:30 – 11:00 am, Auditorium

Little ones and their grownups are invited to sing and dance with award-winning children’s artists Wendy & DB, live at the library.

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