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
Music & Truffles KIDS lets great youngsters hear great artists!
A magnificent bargain for these FABULOUS events
ALL CONCERTS at Walter Hall, UofT 1:15-2:15pm
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.
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.