Music & Truffles KIDS Classical Music for Young People (and adults too!)

Give your children their first taste of classical music.

Join us as Music & Truffles KIDS celebrates its 22nd birthday with an inspiring season of fresh, interactive music events sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Our unique one hour format for the 2023-24 season will feature the same artists who perform at our main stage concerts, in a more relaxed and fun setting.

Joanna host our shows!  Watch her and our artists in action in the playlist below. 

Music & Truffles KIDS is designed for young people ages 6 to 11, but it is also a great series for adults just starting to explore the mysteries and ecstasies of classical music – you are not required to bring a young person, and you will get a Lindt chocolate truffle anyway!

I don’t believe there is another series anywhere which presents such outstanding artists in programs specially designed for young people, at such a bargain price.

– Anton Kuerti, artistic director emeritus

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Music & Truffles KIDS lets great youngsters hear great artists!

ONLY $25 per ticket


A magnificent bargain for these FABULOUS events

ALL CONCERTS at Walter Hall, UofT 1:15-2:15pm

Music & Truffles KIDS - Eric Lu, piano

Walter Hall 80 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
THE SHOW: Piano Salon - listening to great music while relaxed and reflecting!

Twenty-four year old Massachusetts native Eric Lu was first prize winner at the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition. He then signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics, was a BBC New Generation Artist, and received a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 2022, Eric made his debuts with Chicago (Muti), London (Alsop), and Boston (Lee) Symphony Orchestras, and recitals at Cologne Philharmonie, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Elbphilharmonie, and Wigmore Hall.

In 2020, his first disc featuring Chopin 24 Preludes, and Schumann Geistervariationen was a BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Record of the Year’. He will dazzle with Schubert, Mendelssohn, and more.

Music & Truffles KIDS - Viano String Quartet

Walter Hall 80 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
THE SHOW:  Debut of a new work "The Train to Improbable Places" plus some Spanish flourishes. Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), Canadian-American Viano won first prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition. They are also prize-winners at Osaka and Fischoff international competitions. Formed in 2015 at Colburn Conservatory, the quartet has performed at Wigmore Hall, Place Flagey, Izumi Hall, and Konzerthaus Berlin. They have collaborated with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Marc-Andre Hamelin. Their program includes works by Bartók, Piazzolla, and Beethoven.

Music & Truffles KIDS - Cheng²Duo

Walter Hall 80 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
THE SHOW:  Silvie & Bryan return to delight us with their talent, fun stories, and beautiful music from their childhoods.

Back by popular demand, captivating audiences and critics alike, this brilliant duo distinguishes itself with its musical integrity and charismatic chemistry. The Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister are renowned cellist Bryan Cheng, prizewinner of the Queen Elisabeth and Concours de Genève competitions and pianist Silvie Cheng, 2022-23 musician-in-residence of Cecilia Concerts, Halifax. Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, they have performed at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe, UK, Asia, and South Africa.

Cheng Squared Duo are committed to presenting both traditional and contemporary masterworks, having commissioned several new works. Their “Straight from the Heart” program features works by Chopin and Rachmaninov.

About Our Format

These programs are shorter versions of the Concert Series, which take place later that day. We use the same world renowned artists to perform shorter pieces or movements of larger ones. The artist, host or both will help bring the music to life by discussing and illustrating it, and stimulating the youngsters’ imagination and appreciation with entertaining, interactive comments.

Many children and adults who have attended these series have gone on to discover their own musical abilities, including joining our youth orchestras. Don’t miss your opportunity for a unique classical music experience.  Watch samples from our previous shows playlist below to see for yourself.

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