We have always loved the creative ways the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has been inspiring kids in this city to experience classical music – from fun storytimes (we’re thinking of The Hockey Sweater with Roch Carrier) to wearing your costume to a concert (the Symphony’s Spooktacular is back, the first in the TSO’s 2019/2020 concert series.) 

Here is the end of the year line-up, plus a peek at next year’s family-friendly performances:

Symphony Spooktacular

Frightening faves like The Shark Theme from Jaws and the Imperial March from Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back. Halloween costumes encouraged! October 27

TRIP TIP: This is the first of four concerts in the TSO’s 2019/2020 season – see the bottom of the list for more to come in 2020.

TSYO & Samuel Kerr

A spotlight on the young talented musicians from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. November 24

Home Alone in Concert

The holiday classic will be brought to life with a live performance from the orchestra and the youth choir. December 6 & 7

TSO Holiday Pops

Your fave festive tunes performed by the orchestra and a high school student chorus. December 10, 11, 12

More performances as part of the TSO’s Young People’s Concert Series:

Beethoven Lives Upstairs 

An exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the “madman” who has moved in upstairs where he comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and his personal torment. February 2

The Composer is Dead 

A funny whodunit concert for the whole family with music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by Lemony Snicket. March 1

TRIP TIP: There is also a special Relaxed Performance for people living with autism spectrum disorders, sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities, or anyone who wants a more casual concert experience). February 22

Symphonic Fairy Tales

The timeless fairy tales from Mother Goose to the Brothers Grimm are brought to vivid life through beloved orchestral works. April

See you there!