A second Do-It-Yourself Messiah performance has just been added at 5 pm on Dec. 18! The 2 pm performance is full.

Young People's Concerts

Our Young People's Concerts bring the excitement and joy of classical music to school-aged children all around Chicago in unexpected and inventive ways.

Young People's Concerts

When: Ongoing throughout the academic year

Where: Takes place in schools and central locations

Cost: Free

CMC brings the excitement of live music right into the classroom with our Young People’s Concerts! This free program offers performances to K-8 CPS schools and those with undeserved populations. Interactive and engaging, this program introduces students to a wide variety of music and musical concepts. Teachers can apply for performances to come to their schools or make reservations for a performance. CMC partners with Streamable Learning to make performances available to schools as virtual experiences.

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“Whether it's a trip to the Chicago Cultural Center or an in-school concert, I've made the CMC concert series an instrumental part of my Music curriculum.”

- Mark Coulter, Ted Lenart Regional Gifted Center - CPS

Thank you to our supporters

Young People’s Concerts is made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and contributions from individual donors.

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