The Music Institute of Chicago this morning announced that it's moving several programs into the former Marshall Fields building in downtown Evanston.
The basement-level space at 1702 Sherman Ave., totalling more than 10,000 square feet, has been vacant for several years. It had formerly housed a local church and had recently been listed for rent at $10 per square foot, which the listing described as the best rate in Evanston. 

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:24am

The Newberry Consort celebrates Robbie Burns Weekend than with a program of poetry, songs, sonatas, and ballads from the Scottish Enlightenment.
In addition to featuring classics by Scotland’s incurably romantic favorite son, the consort explores works by Stewart, Barsanti, Ramsay, and Geminiani, performed by actor Paul Hecht and a chamber ensemble of violin, flute, soprano, cello, and harpsichord.
David Douglass, violin; Ellen Hargis, soprano; Paul Hecht, actor; David Schrader, harpsichord; Leann Daihl, flute; Craig Trompeter, cello.
Preconcert Lecture, 2 p.m.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:23am

The Northwestern University Symphonic Band, led by Timothy Robblee, celebrates a spectacular variety of music and sound.

Hear the power and excitement of one of the world’s most popular instrumental combinations.
Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students and are available online.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:20am

Adam Barnett-Hart and Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello.

Sergei Prokofiev, String Quartet No. 2 in C Major
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor
Tickets are $22 for the general public and $10 for students and can be purchased online.
This concert is made possible in part by the Oldberg Visiting Artist Fund.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:18am

Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violin; Jonathan Moerschel, viola; Eric Byers, cello; John Bruce Yeh, clarinet.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:11am

Alan Chow, piano; Stephanie Jeong and Sylvia Kilcullen, violin; Yukiko Ogura, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Robert Kassinger, bass; J. Lawrie Bloom, clarinet; Gail Williams, horn; Christopher Millard, bassoon.
Maurice Ravel, Violin Sonata in G Major
Adolphe Blanc, Septet in E Major
Antonín Dvo?ák, String Quintet No. 2 in G Major
Tickets are $22 for the general public and $10 for students and are available online.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:06am

Andrea Swan, piano; Qing Hou, Lei Hou, Ni Mei, and Blair Milton, violin; Lawrence Neuman and Yukiko Ogura, viola; Brant Taylor, Stephen Balderston, and Kenneth Olsen, cello; Steven Cohen, clarinet.
Maurice Ravel, Piano Trio in A Minor
Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B Minor
Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major
Tickets are $22 for the general public and $10 for students and are available online.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 10:02am

As Evanston police continue to look for the killer of 19-year-old Justin Murray, his family has announced arrangements for funeral services for the Evanston Township High School graduate.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the Haliburton Funeral Chapel, 1317 Emerson St.
A wake will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., both at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1932 Dewey Ave.
Members of the WEST community group that Justin's mother Carolyn co-chairs, ask that condolences be sent to Carolyn Murray & Family, 1932 Grey Ave.

Post date: December 5, 2012 - 8:55am

There’s trouble brewing in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school system over how teachers should be evaluated, and it erupted again Monday night at the board’s monthly “working” session.

Post date: December 4, 2012 - 8:17pm

The City of Evanston announced today the appointment of Homayoon Pirooz, P.E. as the new Engineering Division Manager/City Engineer in the Public Works Department.
He began working for the city Monday. Pirooz comes to Evanston from the City of Ann Arbor, Mich., where he served as Project Management Services Unit Manager since 2000 and Street Administrator since 2005.

Post date: December 4, 2012 - 5:34pm