Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium  

Family Concert:  An Afternoon of Russian Music and Dance

Chicago Cossacks, a Russian and Ukrainian folk music and dance ensemble, performs in concert on traditional instruments. All musicians in the ensemble received formal music degrees in the former Soviet Union.

Stories Wrapped in String 

Saturday, April 28, 10-11 am

William Harris Lee & Co.
1138 Central Avenue, Wilmette

‘Stories Wrapped in String’ is presented by The Lucky Trikes the fourth 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.  Visitors can see the luthier shop and try instruments after each session.

Snacks!  Free and open to the public.

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Sunday, April 29, 2:00-3:30 pm, Auditorium

Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial Series

From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois’ Bicentennial

In April, the Library begins a series of programs to commemorate Illinois’ 200th year of statehood.

Musician Phil Passen presents an informative and entertaining look at Illinois, its history and its people . This musical program will use traditional American worker, protest, and blues songs to reflect the story of Illinois, and how it is shaped by the land and the many cultures that have thrived here, from Native Americans to immigrant groups from all nations.