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Monday, October 19, 2009

The VSO’s Elementary School Concerts begin next month

October 15, 2009 - Vancouver BC – The VSO is proud to present VSO Goes Global! on November 16, 18, 23 and 25. Each concert takes place at 10am and 12pm at the newly-renovated Orpheum Theatre and is designed for students from grade 4 to 7. VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell leads the orchestra in an internationally-themed concert featuring the works of two Canadian composers – VSO Composer-In-Residence Scott Good and video game composer Marc Baril.

The VSO highly encourages students to attend an Elementary School Concert, which are open to all schools and homeschools. Supported by study guides and materials that support the curriculum, the concerts are an affordable, educational, and fun experience for students. Students can sing-along with the orchestra to the African folk tune Siyahamba and discover new cultures and music from around the world. They will learn in an entertaining and stimulating environment while the VSO circles the globe in less than one hour!

The VSO has a long standing tradition of providing grade-appropriate Elementary School concerts and each season up to 35,000 students from over 400 schools and homeschools attend. A wonderful combination of orchestral music, theatre and video technology, the VSO school concerts provide students with an interactive live music experience. Video screens located on both sides of the Orpheum stage provide students with close-up shots of the orchestra and conductor as they perform. Study Guides, podcasts, music tracks and bonus features – designed to prepare teachers and students for the concerts – can be downloaded for free on the VSO’s website: www.vancouversymphony.ca/esc.

The VSO thanks its series sponsor Industrial Alliance Pacific and TELUS, Premier Education Partner, for their continued generosity and support, which has enabled the Symphony to freeze the ticket price at $5.50 per student – the lowest Elementary School Concert ticket price out of all major Canadian Symphony Orchestras.

CONCERT INFO
VSO Goes Global!
Climb aboard with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and travel the world without ever leaving the Orpheum Theatre! Discover cultures and music from around the world as the VSO circles the globe in less than an hour!

Intermediate Concert: Grades 4 to 7

November 16, 18, 23 and 25

10:00am and 12:00pm daily

NOVEMBER 18th, 10 am SOLD OUT

TICKET PRICE:
Students: $5.50 (incl. GST)

Teachers: Teachers and Special Needs Assistants are free

Chaperones: One adult per 10 students will be free. All additional adults are $5.50 (incl. GST)

ORDER: online at www.vancouversymphony.ca/esc or call 604-684-9100 ext. 246 to request a brochure and fax or mail it in.

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