Booking for 2011-12 Season is Filling Up!
Next season includes ALL FOUR of our fully produced, theatrically staged productions and one NEW “create your own” orchestra rental! Past appearances include acclaimed productions with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Kennedy Center’s National Symphony, and in China at the Beijing Music Festival with The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. To read what orchestra administrators have been saying about Classical Kids, click here.
Photo Credit: Actors Chris Petschler and Nicki Hren with The Cleveland Orchestra.
Strategic Planning is Complete!
CKME received two grants from the Arts Work Fund and collaborated with the Arts Consulting Group in a planning effort designed to revise the vision, mission, and values and establish the goals and objectives that will guide the organization over the next 5 years. Among the stragegies identified to reach our objectives, came two new programming initiatives: Every Orchestra, Every Child – designed to increase national programming collaborations with more orchestras to reach more children, and Music Inspires! – designed to establish a strong Chicago-area presence benefitting local communities, schools and organizations. More information will be added to the CKME website in the Spring!
Actor Spotlight!: Jeff Kuhl
Jeff is a valuable and an ongoing part of the Classical Kids concert series performing the role of Uncle in Beethoven Lives Upstairs as well as Vivaldi in Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. In addition to being an award-winning actor, Mr. Kuhl holds a Masters in Music and Opera/Theatre Performance and is the recipient of Indiana’s Anthony and Margaret Ann Keegan Awards for achievement in Theatre Arts-in-Education. To read more, click here.
Photo Credit: Jeff Kuhl with The Cleveland Orchestra.
Production Element Grant
The Andrew Family Foundation has generously provided funding for the new creation of 6 complete sets of conductor scores and musician parts for the newest production in the Classical Kids Live! symphony concert series, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage. The production just completed early 2011 performances with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. To learn how you can help create and support our crucially needed music education programming, please click here.