Benefit Events

  • Upcoming Events


Martinis That Matter

Sunday, May 13, 2018, from 2PM-5PM
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 West Balmoral Avenue, Chicago

Last year’s Martinis That Matter event was a smash hit, so we’re bringing it back for a second round! We hope that all of our Chicago-area fans will join us at Marty’s Martini Bar on Sunday, May 13th from 2-5 PM for a fundraiser that will support our Music Inspires! program in Chicago Public Schools.

Music Inspires! is a week-long, elementary school special project collaboration between Classical Kids Live! and the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago designed to expose underserved children to the joys of classical music and the extraordinary lives of the great classical composers. This year, we’re focusing our fundraising on the program at Columbia Explorers Academy. Every drink and raffle ticket you purchase will help us introduce local students to Beethoven’s brilliance!

We should also note that the event will take place on the afternoon of Mother’s Day. So bring your mom, buy her a martini, and celebrate music education!

  • Past Events


An Evening with Kevin Cole

Wednesday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00PM
PianoForte Studios, 1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Enjoy an evening of the best of Gershwin’s songbook peformed by the talented soprano Linden Christ and Gershwin pianist Will Martin. This benefit performance will help support the creation of Classical Kids’ newest production, Gershwin’s Magic Key, premiering with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center this spring!

Endorsed by the Gershwin Family Interests and supported, in part, by the National Endowment Arts, Gershwin’s Magic Key will be the first-ever, educationally-entertaining theatrical symphony concert exposing children and their parents to the extraordinary life and musical masterpieces of one the greatest American composers of all time!

To RSVP for An Evening of Gershwin, click here.

Kevin Cole playing Rhapsody in Blue

An Evening of Gershwin

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30PM
Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Free Admission

To RSVP for An Evening of Gershwin, click here or on the poster.