Page Header


Classical New England presents a 24-hour continuous channel of classical music programs created for kids. Listen to the Kids Classical Channel and introduce the world of classical music to a young person in your life. 

From the Top, hosted by Christopher O'Riley is public radio's preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Each week, hear compelling performances and stories from a diverse group of young people who pursue life with passion, determination, and joy.

Saturdays at 5pm on Classical New England
From The Top Featured Videos

NY Philharmonic Kidzone

The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is an interactive, animated site for kids. 
» Visit The Site

PBS Jazz Kids
This PBS site teaches younger, elementary school kids about jazz artists and instruments and allows them to play with improvisation.
» Visit The Site

Perfect Pitch
This flash animation tool uses the metaphor of baseball to introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra.
» Visit The Site

Organized by the League of American Orchestras, this animated site connects to numerous online resources, and provides some interactive and readable information for kids as well.
» Visit The Site

Each Saturday morning, James David Jacobs introduces Classics for Kids, with host Naomi Lewin. Classical music's great composers come to life in engaging and entertaining stories that place the music in center stage.

Saturdays, 9-9:15am, on Classical New England

Classical New England presents stories, interviews, and best of all, great music for kids.

Creepy Crawlies

Join Ray Brown for a Kids' Classical Hour dedicated to things that buzz and crawl!

Variety Hour, with Liszt and Tchaikovsky
Ray Brown hosts a Kids' Classical Hour with lots of great music, including Hungarian music by Franz Liszt, Russian music by Peter Tchaikovsky, and more!

Essential Classics
Join Ray Brown for the classical music that's essential, especially to kids, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Peter and the Wolf (narrated by Sting!), The Beautiful Blue Danube, and more!

» Kids' Classical Hour

The Parents' Page

What's new for kids and families from WGBH. Show schedules, events, and discounts.
See a sample »


Support for WGBH is provided by:
Become a WGBH sponsor