Classical Munchkins

Classical Munchkins is an interactive, fun, and free program for preschoolers which offers up-close-and-personal learning with symphony musicians. Symphony Nova Scotia partners with various Halifax libraries and museums to deliver this wonderfully engaging program. Our goal is to introduce your three- to five-year-old munchkins to music and motion in a fun and comfortable environment.

Two of our musicians will “show off” their instruments and explain how they work while playing familiar, delightful tunes. Children will be encouraged to dance around the room, “conduct” the music, or interpret the sounds through silly movement or funny faces — it’s all for fun, so however the children choose to embrace the music is perfectly fine with us!

Bring your toddler to a FREE Classical Munchkins performance for 60 minutes of musical demonstrations, games, and entertainment that will put the TV to shame! We’re happy to offer Classical Munchkins sessions to groups of children with special needs upon request.


Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 at 11:00 am
JD Shatford Memorial Public Library
10353 St. Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards
Featuring: Christine Feierabend, flute and Aiden Russell, cello

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 at 10:00 am
Bedford Public Library
15 Dartmouth Rd, Bedford
Featuring: Mary Lee, horn and Yvonne DeRoller, viola

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 at 10:30 am
Tantallon Public Library
3646 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon
Featuring: Mary Lee, horn and Yvonne DeRoller, viola

Check out a video of a Classical Munchkins session with former Symphony musicians Lena Turofsky (bass) and Ivor Rothwell (bassoon/recorder).

Talk to us!

Do you have questions or comments about our education programs? We'd love to hear from you.

Please contact: D'Arcy Gray
Community Engagement Manager, Symphony Nova Scotia
[email protected]

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