We hold a wide variety of performances and cultural events, mostly in our auditorium that boasts fine acoustics and good sightlines from every seat.

Attending performances

When we expect large crowds, free tickets are given out 30 minutes before show time to those people who are in the lobby so that everyone gets a seat without having to be stressed about it. Come and enjoy!

Bringing children

Most of our performances welcome families and children, but some are best for adults. Because our performances are free, we encourage you to bring your children and let them enjoy as much as they want to and then leave. Expose them to art without spending money on expensive tickets!

Young Steinway Series

Our Young Steinway Series features talented young classical musicians.

Upcoming Events

Scholarship Winners Concert

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1:00 pm

Each year, the North Shore Musicians Club and Evanston Music Club award college scholarships to a number of promising instrumental and vocal music students.

The winners share their talents in this free performance for the club members and the entire community. 

Drop-in event.

Fairview String Ensemble

Friday, May 27, 2022, 5:30 pm

The Fairview String Ensemble is a middle school group of students in grades 5-8 under the direction of Marion Messino.

The ensemble rehearses one day a week after school and enjoys playing in the community in order to spread the joy of music making with others.

Cellist Alexei Romanenko: Selections from J.S. Bach's Cello Suites

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 3:00 pm

Principal cellist of the Jacksonville (FL) Symphony, Alexei Romanenko brings us an afternoon of music selected from J.S. Bach's six cello suites.

He has performed all over the world as soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestras. He has served as principal cellist with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in Boston’s Symphony Hall and in New York’s Carnegie Hall. He was invited to perform at a gala concert at the Berlin Brandenburg Gates under the direction of Maestro M. Rostropovich in 2000. He was also honored to perform for President Clinton while he was visiting the New England Conservatory of Music as part of Clinton’s farewell tour in January 2001.

Drop-in event.

Find upcoming performances

Propose a Performance

Are you interested in performing at the library? Propose a program online