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Friday, March 5, 2010

Adventures In Music Brings Culture to Kids!

Winnipeg, MB – February 23, 2010 – Offered by the Education & Outreach Department (E&O) of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), the Adventures in Music program will host their first concert of the season tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24!

Spanning over seven dates from February to April in three Manitoba cities (Winnipeg, Brandon and Winkler), the Adventures in Music concerts will provide over 13,000 students in Grades 4-8 the opportunity see the full Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra perform live! Over 500 of those students will perform with the orchestra on recorder, strings and percussion, by singing and with choreographed movement and dance!

As part of this year’s concert programming, the students and the WSO will share the stage with the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Viva Brasil (Brazilian martial arts & dance group), Young Stars (musical theatre group) and Xiao-Nan Wang (Chinese flute-master). Because of the popularity and demand of this program, an eighth concert has been added to the Winnipeg schedule!

In their music classes, children learn the programmed pieces along with interactive activities and a Study Guide their music teachers receive at the beginning of the school year. This Study Guide is created with the school curriculum in mind, and is provided to the teachers at a workshop that is presented by the Manitoba Orff Chapter. Additionally, throughout the school year, students create artwork inspired by the piece, Estacio’s Frenergy. While they are being performed on stage, the artwork will be displayed on stage for thousands of people to see!
In honour of the Olympic Games in Vancouver, this year’s theme of Adventures in Music is Orchestra Games. The program celebrates culture and sport with pieces such as Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme, Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire and Menken’s Go the Distance from Hercules.

Adventures in Music dates:

Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg
February 24 1:00 pm
February 25 10:30 am; 1:00 pm
March 23 10:30 am; 1:00 pm
March 24 10:30 am; 1:00 pm
March 25 10:30 am

Westman Centennial Auditorium in Brandon
April 28 10:30 am; 1:00 pm
P.W. Enns Concert Hall in Winkler
April 28 10:30 am; 1:00 pm

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is committed to reaching audiences of all ages through their Education and Outreach programs. The WSO is the largest performing arts organization offering music education outreach programs in the province of Manitoba. These programs are designed to make symphonic music exciting and accessible to all.


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