People like you
keep the music free

Thanks to your generous support, our programming is free. And, we have as many ways to give as programs and concerts we offer. From monthly donations to planned giving to one time donations, we have an option that fits with you.

Play it Forward

Parents. Professionals. Kids. Seniors. Lifelong Chicagoans, Tourists. They all become fans and lovers from the first note on. Help us build this community of classical music fans.

One time donation:

Saw a concert and inspired? Show your appreciation with a gift.


A perfect way to spread out donations all year long.

Planned Giving:

Remember us in your estate plans.


We can now accept securities as donations.

IRA Distributions:

An easy way to support our programs.

Concert sponsor:

Are The Rush Hour Concerts what help you celebrate summer? Or is the Dame Myra Hess lunchtime concert what gets you through your day? Now you can become a sponsor of your favorite CMC concert and share the experience with others. For questions about donating or for help finding the right gift option, please contact us at


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Thanks to generous music lovers like you, we are able to bring music in unexpected formats and ways.
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