The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, will feature music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity. Bring the entire family for a fun way to kick off the weekend!
Concerts are free and open to all. Concerts will be held Fridays in the Maple Room at the Levy Center. Locally catered food and cash bar are available for refreshments.
Friday, March 6, 5-7 pm
Born on Chicago’s west side, Dee Alexander is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalist/songwriters. Her talents span every music genre, from Gospel to R&B, from Blues to Neo-Soul. Yet her true heart and soul are experienced in their purest form through her performance of Jazz music. From a soft, sultry ballad to a scat-filled romp; Dee Alexander delivers each style with a passion for music that comes across in every note, and a grace that is truly her own.
The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center.
The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center.
Friday, January 17, 1:30pm
& Evan Fojtik, flute
Pianist Lam Wong brought this trio of Northwestern graduate students together for the Fran Randall Concert Series. Noted for great imagination and extraordinary musicality, Wong has appeared in major concert venues in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Aspen and New York. He is pursuing a D.M.A. in piano performance. Violist and doctoral candidate Chloé Thominet has performed as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player across the U.S. in major venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center as well as in her native France. Cellist Peter Eom is pursuing a master’s degree in cello performance and is recognized for synthesizing thoughts into musical actualization. He has performed as a soloist and in a chamber setting with prominent classical artists and also with members of a number of well known string quartets.
Originally from the Northwest suburbs, Evan Fojtik is a doctoral student at Northwestern.He previously studied at the Eastman School of Music and at Yale. Evan is an active orchestral performer, and has played with the Chicago Symphony and New World Symphony among others, and is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Evan also enjoys bringing chamber music to new places and has performed in restaurants, public parks, a prison, living rooms, and public schools. Summers, Evan performs with a number of music festivals. He teaches both privately and at Northwestern.