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It is always a pleasure for us to work with Classical Kids Live! You are so well organized and so professional, and your actors are top-notch, allowing us all to focus on the artistic rather the logistic aspects of thsese presentations... as it should be. Thank you for partnering with us to make classical music literally come alive for our young audiences!
Joan Katz NapoliThe Cleveland Orchestra
Thank you! It’s a great show, as evinced by the attentive audiences, and I am very happy that we could include in our season. It was very rewarding to hear so many enthused comments from the audience as they left the performances. The music is obviously selected with extraordinary care and fits perfectly to the spoken texts, and you have marvelous performers too!
Nigel BoonNational Symphony Orchestra
After ten years of doing these shows, I still find them intelligently created, beautifully produced and acted, and with all of the right touches on music that we care about deeply. Any orchestra seeking to broaden its audience would be wise to engage Classical Kids Live. You are simply the best. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Don ReinholdWichita Symphony Orchestra
Thank you for crafting such an artistic, educational, and entertaining enhancement for our series of School and Family Concerts. It’s a delight to work with such creative and hard-working artists who bring a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to projects created for young listeners and their families/teachers. Your organization and attention to detail made this a truly smooth and enjoyable process.
Ayden AdlerThe Philadelphia Orchestra Association
It was an absolute delight, and our audience was clearly engaged with the performance from start to finish! Classical Kids serves to anchor my season. The story and visuals help to hold the attention of the younger children, while the older ones really do engage with a deeper understanding of both the music and the period. Our audiences love these productions and I will continue to book on an ongoing basis.
Roberta SmithToronto Symphony Orchestra
My warmest thanks to you and the Classical Kids Live family! You all were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you so much for your truly outstanding performances, which certainly made a significant impact on the students and teachers in attendance. I’ll look forward to working with you again!
Dr. Janice CrewsAtlanta Symphony Orchestra
The show was wonderful! It was flawless. The actors did a great job. It was a real pleasure. Your professionalism, preparedness and complete control of details makes all of us perform better! We love Classical Kids. We sell out. You are really terrific: talented, easy to work with, reasonable. I give an A+ to Paul Pement and his team. Thank you!
Henry NixonYork Symphony Orchestra
My confidence in the quality of your production, the drama, and your actors, was completely confirmed not only in my estimation but in the reaction of our audience as well. A number of comments came in that it was 'the best thing ever, ever, in this region. Feel free to pass on my unqualified praise for you, your crew, the production materials, and your approach.
David CommandayHeartland Festival Orchestra
Thank you for your first-class performance, preparation and organization! This was the most quiet, completely enthralled audience we have ever had at a Family Concert. We look forward to working with you again on another of your productions!
Mark FischerOrlando Philharmonic
Thank you all for making a positive, memorable musical adventure for over 1,300 youngsters and their families. We have received some wonderful testimonials in the past three days! What struck me was how this program touched each member of the audience. For some it was through the music, for others it was the emotion, for yet others it was the acting- just what good teaching does by hearing, seeing, and doing. I am sure that it will start many on their life-long love of music!
Mary Steffek BlaskeAnn Arbor Symphony Orchestra
One of the most completely wondrous examples of children's entertainment ever!"
“Art made accessible: nobody does it better than Classical Kids!”
“The best way to unlock the mind and heart of a child to the wonders of musical masterpieces!”
New York Daily News
“Classical Kids are far and away the best for introducing children to classical music!”
“…draws children into another century with entertaining and literate biographical drama…the composer’s music is interwoven into the story and comes alive!”
I loved the show! Just a fabulous production from start to finish and in every way. You guys are fantastic. I am so happy you exist. You are raising the quality of music education and performing arts for my children's generation. I can't wait to experience more outstanding works from you. I know the experience will enrich my family's life. Keep up the good work!
Mary Beth PooleMother, Writer, Director, Educator
The students loved the performance! They were mesmerized. What a wonderful way to introduce children to the classics. It is a gift to be able to respect children and their creative minds and understand how to approach and engage them. You have that gift. Thank you so very much!
Jeanette HopkinsTeacher, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Children’s Book Author
Beethoven Lives Upstairs was just fantastic - so well done and quite moving! You have put together the most engaging show, appealing both to children's intelligence and their imagination. Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful experience!
Helen CarrollAudience Member
Simply stated, “clearly outstanding performance”! Thank you for what you do and the effort you extend as you entertain and educate those of us in attendance. We deeply appreciated your performance!
Bud Van SlykeFather
The children and I LOVED Gershwin's Magic Key! I knew it would be swell yet I was blown away! What a total joy it was for me to introduce George Gershwin to my 3 grandchildren and expand their experience in the world. I was moved to tears at this concert. We gave a standing ovation!
This show was absolutely wonderful! The performance brought tears to my eyes and my children were captivated. They are still talking about it. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for bringing such a magical show to our community! This was the first time I had seen a production like this and I was enthralled with this amazing concert!