Inaugural Event of Classical Music By the Sea:

An Afternoon with The Muir String Quartet

I am pleased to welcome the world-renowned Muir String Quartet for an afternoon of classical music to benefit the programs of Classics for Kids Foundation and Rain for the Sahel and Sahara.
—Joanne Lamprey, Co-Chair

A Benefit Concert on June 10, 2012

The world-renowned Muir String Quartet, in its 33rd season, is coming to the Seacoast for a benefit concert on Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Quartet has performed over 2,000 concerts worldwide, including performances at the White House, Carnegie Hall and all the great halls of Europe and Asia. The concert will benefit two unique and outstanding 501(c)(3) organizations—Classics for Kids Foundation and Rain for the Sahel and Sahara.

"The goal of Classical Music by the Sea ™ is to inspire today's students to become tomorrow's classical musicians, and supporting musical and cultural missions is a crucial and integral part of our work," says event Co-Chairs Joanne Lamprey, hostess, and Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings. "The funds raised will have a lasting impact on scholastic music programs and the women and children of Niger."

Classics for Kids Foundation || Case for Support

CFKF provides matching grants for new and fine stringed instruments to programs that serve school-age children throughout the United States. The funds raised will benefit string programs in Seacoast schools.

I am grateful to Classical Music by the Sea for their partnership with Classics for Kids Foundation. Children's string programs in Seacoast schools and beyond will benefit greatly from this partnership and our matching stringed instrument grant programs.
—Michael Reynolds, Executive/Artistic Director and co-founder, Classics For Kids Foundation

Classics for Kids Foundation fills a critical void for schools—the ability to provide children with high quality instruments to aid in their instruction and enjoyment of music. The study of music is not, to my mind, an "extracurricular activity." It is at the core of educating our children broadly, giving them the confidence to take on difficult challenges and meet them, and the opportunity to gain a talent that can be with them for a lifetime. Classics for Kids is a great partner for the schools in this important work
—Dr. Condoleezza Rice, co-founder, Classics for Kids Foundation

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

RAIN’s programs for underserved nomadic and rural children in the arid regions of Niger will improve their lives through education, water security, agriculture and income producing activities.