THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Joan Katz Napoli
You can't imagine how great it is to work with people who are so good at what they do - and to never have to worry about a thing. Honestly, you are so well organized and all so professional, it is a complete pleasure to work with you. So thanks for everything!
Bravo to you all!
Cynthia M. Chiudioni
It was a great pleasure to meet and work with your team! You all were marvelous!!!!!!!
The Fresno Philharmonic
Many, many thanks for the wonderful work you and your entire team does. We had a great success with Beethoven Live Upstairs. Everything came off smoothly. The guys were flawless. We served close to 7000 kids - almost all of them from economically disadvantaged Title 1 schools. The attendance at the Family concert was over 1110 - significant in that it demonstrates a growing success even in a dismal economy.
Again, thank you for a creative and inspiring program.
Thank you for being so great to work with and for bringing such a wonderful show to our patrons! I personally received tons of compliments on the show- everybody thoroughly enjoyed it! I hope to work with all of you again in the future :)
Kansas City Symphony
This was a FANTASTIC show, and I loved every minute of it! Your actors were superb, and the entire experience was wonderful. I believe we should continue this and will discuss it with our staff. BRAVO!
Quite honestly, you and your organization have been one of our favorites to work with. We never have to wait for a response to our questions. It's always a pleasure working with you and Classical Kids Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery was a fabulous show. Thanks! Let's talk about booking again soon...
My heartfelt thanks for gracing our community here with your wonderful work! I met many a happy child, both young and old, who enjoyed the show very much.
What a real treat for me. Loved the show. Love you all. I hope we do more of these again soon. See you next time.
Thank you so much. Again, your constant professionalism and wonderful product proved to be a great success. We always love having you here!
Administration letter from The Kansas City Symphony
Thank you so much for a great performance. We enjoyed it tremendously and the audience was simply enthralled. The actors did a wonderful job. What a fantastic production!
As always, THANK YOU! for an engaging and wonderfully professional product. We're really glad to have worked with you again this season.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
What a pleasure it was to work on this project. The production is very well thought out, well-paced, gives a wonderfully full picture of Beethoven's music and really connects with young people. Congrats to you all on very fine work!
Ayden Adler, D.M.A., Ph.D.
Thank you for two fantastic performances of Beethoven Lives Upstairs and 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, as well as your flexibility with the technical coordination logistics and scheduling, made this a truly smooth and enjoyable process.
We've received a lot of positive feedback from children and adults, as well as the Orchestra musicians, and we hope to be able to take advantage of other Classical Kids LIVE! productions in the future.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
It was an absolute delight, and our audience was clearly engaged with the performance from start to finish! Recommendation to another Orchestra...
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has booked Classical Kids for the last 15 years, ever since they started with their first production, Beethoven Lives Upstairs. I generally programme one of their works every other year and it 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 a biannual basis.
Giuseppe "Joey" Pietraroia
You've done a great job of putting the Beethoven show together. The actors were fantastic. I enjoyed the experience very much and look forward to conducting the other shows as well!
York Symphony Orchestra
The show was wonderful! It was flawless. The actors did a great job. These two are real keepers. Thank you!
Recommendation to another Orchestra...
We truly enjoy working with your group and are very glad to have such talents perform here! We will be looking fo rward to next year!!
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The show really was terrific, and it was a pleasure to work with you!
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
The production was seamless and very professional through and through!
ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Mary Steffek Blaske
Thank you all for making a positive, memorable musical adventure for over 1,300 youngsters and their families in Ann Arbor this past Sunday. 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 of the little ones on their life-long love of music and curiosity.
Hooray for your team. They did a tremendous job!
FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC
You have all done a marvelous job developing and presenting this program. Often during the show I found myself thinking, "This is why I'm a musician." We were due for something of this quality and I think you could tell that by how well it was received!
Thank you for a great concert! It is truly a pleasure working with you, Natalie, and Roger. I look forward to the next production here in Fort Wayne!
THE MARYLAND SYMPHONY
Thank you for a fabulous concert! I enjoyed every aspect of rehearsal and performance and I know the orchestra appreciated your professional attitude and high level performance standards for the show. It was a real pleasure for all of us and I truly hope we'll be able to work together many more times in the years to come.
NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE
What a fabulous, incredible show that was last night! Keep those wonderful actors: amazing!! I loved it, had tears in my eyes, and thought the concert and implementation of the parts was just what education for young people should be.
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!
I must say I have never had a crowd come up to me and say so many nice things about a production.... they loved it!!! And so did I. We have done some nice productions in the past but I think this was absolutely spot on for the crowd ...the children and the adults...it was the "perfect" children's production -- perfect blend of music, performance and interesting information. The storyline was absolutely marvelous.
The actors were perfection...it was the first concert I can remember where the kids were almost silent...they were enthralled! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Thanks so much - what a great show you have! Every aspect was well-organized, professional, and carried out in such a friendly manner.
I hope we do more shows with you and your group in the future.
RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC
David W. Gasper
Your cast and crew were wonderful to work with and I have heard nothing but raves from everyone who was in the audience. A truly top-notch production!
I'm sure we will keep Classical Kids in the rotation. You folks really were great and I know we'll be calling soon to schedule more performances!
Recommendation to another Orchestra...
Reading Symphony Orchestra
We knew our call to you would give us a great day, without worry!
Thank you to you and your team for giving us another quality show. The day made for many a terrific impression on a future generation of concertgoers!
Thanks to all for making it possible!
Another wonderful concert presented by your company! The actors did an excellent job and were most personable and generous with their time in the meet and greet afterward. Thank you for another successful year!
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
I have had many compliments on last week's performances! Many children's lives were touched by what they saw and heard. I'm very grateful to have been a part of this collaboration. It has been one of the most rewarding projects I have been privileged to be a part of.
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
I think I speak for everyone when I say how much we enjoyed having you. It was a thrilling afternoon. To see those kids laughing and clapping was just heartwarming.
Thank you for sending us a fabulous troupe. You always deliver. Terrific!! Kudos all around...
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Jean Francois Phaneuf
We truly enjoyed having your group for our Sunday with the Family series and have since received a lot of positive feedback from our patrons!
Thank you again for a wonderful show and we look forward to working with you in the near future!
Thanks so much. You and your company were a treat for us, very well organized and a great show. I hope we get to work together again in the future.
Delaware Symphony Association
You all were fantastic to work with and the show was a real hit! I wish all productions were this easy to put together!
What a fabulous performance. Feedback from the audience was overwhelming, they loved it!
North Carolina Symphony
It was really a pleasure working with you! You produce a fantastic concert and we have heard nothing but praise from patrons and staff alike. I enjoyed getting to know all of you and I hope you will return to work with us again soon!
Your group was terrific, on and off stage! It was great working with you and them.
It was an excellent production - we loved it! - As did the kids, teachers, and our family audience - and the orchestra too!
Beethoven Lives Upstairs was a hit! A record number of tickets were sold for the Family concert, and we have heard rave reviews about the show! It is truly a fantastic show that was greatly enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Symphony Nova Scotia
You were wonderful to work with - thank you for being so organized, professional, and so friendly and clear in all your communications. The concerts were very well done and your artists a pleasure to work with.
The Phoenix Symphony
Kimberly Koniecki Erickson
It's always a great pleasure to work with you!
The program was top notch. I would recommend this program to anyone who wishes to inspire a young audience. The actors were the best!
Thank you for a rich and wonderful program for our family audiences. Everything went remarkably well, and your group performed magnificently!
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
It was a great show - very educational, nicely laid out tech wise - all in all, very professionalâ€¦it was a pleasure, and I look forward to working with you again soon!
Thank you for a delightful concert! The audience was extremely pleased with the shows and the orchestra certainly enjoyed working you all. It was a very successful event. Hoping we can work together again in the not too distant future!
East Tennessee Regional Symphony
Thank you for an artistically perfect blending of music, script and theatre. The pleasure was all ours. The actors were superb and we have heard many, many wonderful comments!
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Melanie E. Darby
Thank You! You and yours really were a pleasure to work with and I hope to have you back soon!
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton, II
It was a wonderful experience meeting you and working with your production. The feedback has been wonderful!
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Thank you very much! We enjoyed working with you, and appreciate how well-organized you were on your end. That made it much easier for us.
We hope to work with you again!