The Classical Kids LIVE! Theatrical Symphony Concert Series has collaborated with hundreds of distinguished orchestras presenting over a thousand performances to bring to life Susan Hammond’s best-selling audio stories for student and family audiences. Over two million children and adults throughout North America and abroad have enjoyed these magically staged concerts designed to bring to life the extraordinary lives and the musical masterpieces of the great classical composers. Having received more awards and honors than any other entity of its kind, Classical Kids is considered a leader in its field and proud to say, “We’re making a difference!”
Audiences are captivated by more than twenty-five excerpts of the master’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors share their anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer’s life. Presenting history, drama, music and fun, this engaging concert is an ideal addition to any children’s education program or family concert series. The performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is recommended for audiences age six and up.
Our season repertoire includes theatrically staged adaptations of Tchaikovsky Discovers America and Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery as well as dramatic presentations of the Emmy award winning Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage, and our newest production Gershwin’s Magic Key. Or create your own Classical Kids production with the NEW Christmas on Main Street or Hallelujah Handel orchestra rental.
With over 1,000 professional symphonic venue performances throughout North America and abroad, the Classical Kids concerts continue to garner critical and commercial acclaim the world over. The Chicago Sun Times declared Classical Kids “A Phenomenal Hit!” and the Washington Times said Classical Kids presents “A Great, Fantastic, Wonderful Show!”
Sold-out performances are common and include acclaimed productions with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Kennedy Center’s National Symphony, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and in China at the Beijing Music Festival with The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
When you book a Classical Kids concert, you get more than just a one-time show. You get brand name recognition of nearly 5 million CDs, videos, books, and teacher’s guides sold around the world. Enhance your outreach programs with Classical Kids educational resources including the new Teaching Edition.
Artistic and production creation costs for mounting professionally-produced family and educational concerts can reach tens of thousands of dollars – $40,000, as reported by the Los Angeles Philharmonic – and can take months of time-consuming preparation. Likewise, creating and producing our high quality productions fall into these cost and time categories. However, by utilizing our touring repertoire, orchestra organizations gain the ability to present finely polished, high-caliber productions at reasonable costs and with little effort.
As a not-for-profit organization, we will work to ensure that orchestras of all sizes and budgets are able to share Classical Kids with their school and family audiences. Please contact us for more information about costs and how we can help you make a Classical Kids performance a reality including a possible self-produced licensing option if your orchestra qualifies.
You have the opportunity to enhance your outreach programs with Classical Kids educational resources, raise your concert revenue by selling Classical Kids merchandise, or increase your ticket sales with free promotional support. All are offered through The Children’s Group – North America’s premier marketing company of classical music entertainment for children.