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Local musicians including Dempster St. Pro Musica and The Music Offering perform this week. For a change of pace, there’s a concert of Bollywood songs at North Shore Theater and a hymnfest at Millar Chapel. All that and more on the music scene in and around Evanston this week.

Hymnfest XVI: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
The 16th annual Hymnfest offers a rousing program of congregational hymns and choral anthems with majestic support by brass ensemble, percussion, handbells, and the mighty 100-rank Aeolian Skinner organ. Selections include settings of “Old Hundredth” and “O How Amiable” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and exciting hymn arrangements by Michael Burkhardt, David Cherwien, Edwin Childs, Charles Ore, John Rutter, and Richard Webster.
Stephen Alltop, conductor; Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Chapel Choir Alumnae; Eric Budzynski, organ
At Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free.

Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon  – A Musical Journey with Javed Akhtar
Bollywood is most famous the world over for its songs that constitute an integral part of Hindi cinema. In “Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaoon “ Javed Akhtar takes you on a journey of how these songs were created with anecdotes that regale, amuse, bring a lump to your throat and tug at your heartstrings.
At North Shore Theater, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.tickets $35-125

Classical

Music on Madison: Beethoven XII
A continuation of a multi-year Beethoven Project (presenting all of Beethoven’s works for violin/piano, cello/piano and the piano trios). Beethoven’s late cello sonata is paired with the iconic hyper-Romantic sonata of Cesar Franck.
Performers: Veronica Nettles Kolegas, cello and Rick Ferguson, piano
Program: Beethoven Sonata #5 in D Major, Op. 102; Franck Sonata in A Major
By The Musical Offering, 743 Custer St., Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. tickets $20

Dempster St. Pro Musica: Baroque Masters
Chamber music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann, performed by Chicago Symphony Musicians and guest artists.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. tickets $40

Country

Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook didn’t quite know what she was doing. But she knew there were songs, and they had to get out. Six even years since her critically acclaimed Welder, as well as much personal tumult, there were songs that needed to be born.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. tickets $20-30

Jazz

New Orleans Suspects
In five short years they’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Friday, Oct. 26, 10 p.m. tickets $20-35

Rock

The Weight Band
2018 World Gone Mad Tour, featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. tickets $25-55

Donnie Vie
The Original Voice and Songwriter of Enuff Z’Nuff: The Acoustic Storyteller
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. tickets $15-50

An Evening of Grateful Dead with Trouble Ahead
Trouble Ahead is a Grateful Dead inspired band from Evanston, IL — formed in 2016 — by five seasoned area players with extensive backgrounds in rock, folk and blues.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., tickets $10

“Survivorman” Les Stroud
Les Stroud has made a powerful name in the world of documentary film making, indeed starting an entirely new genre of TV, yet he comes by his music honestly. Since the age of fourteen Stroud has been writing songs and studying musically.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., tickets $25

Blues

Eric Lindell
Mixing West Coast rock and swampy New Orleans R&B with honky tonk country and Memphis soul, Lindell creates American roots music that is both surprisingly fresh and sweetly familiar.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. tickets $25-34

Alligator Book Bash with Lil’ Ed and the Blues
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. tickets $15-22

Alternative/Indie

The Wind + The Wave
Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker will be releasing their third full length and fifth album in their five-year existence this fall.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. tickets $15-25

Bars with Live Music

Rhythm Room Bar & Bistro (Century 12), 1715 Maple Ave.
Live music, Friday and Saturday evenings, 7-11 p.m., no cover

Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St.
Irish Music Session with John Williams, Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
American Roots Music by The Mudflaps, Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight

Pete Miller’s Steak & Seafood, 1557 Sherman Ave.
Live jazz, Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight

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