Elementary School Concerts

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Sponsor (EDU) - Telus ESC

Sponsor (EDU) - Industrial Alliance

Sponsor (ESC) - Pan American Silver

Each season up to 35,000 students from over 400 schools and homeschools attend the Vancouver Symphony's Elementary School Concerts. An entertaining combination of orchestral music, theatre and video technology, the VSO school concerts provide students from kindergarten to grade 7 with a fun, educational and interactive live music experience.

Announcing the 2017-2018 Elementary School Concerts!

Please Note: We will be accepting orders paid in full, or with a non-refundable deposit of 10% from September 5, 2017.

1718 ESC Concert - Let's DanceLet's Dance
Intermediate Concert:
Grades 4 to 7
November 15, 16, 17
10:00am and 12:00pm daily

William Rowson, conductor

Assistant Conductor William Rowson and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be your guides through the wonderful world of symphonic music and dance. Discover why music and movement have been a dynamic duo from the start. Spectacular repertoire by the masters will keep you moving in your seat and tapping your feet!

1718 ESC Concert - Goh Ballet LogoGoh Ballet Academy & Youth Company Canada: Since 1978, Vancouver, Canada has been home to Goh Ballet, a decorated and diverse dance organization. Following the vision of its founders while expanding on current artistic aspirations, Goh Ballet pursues technical and artistic excellence while raising cultural awareness in our communities through dance instruction and performance productions. Goh Ballet is synonymous with excellence, training talent, and fostering the presentation of classical ballet. It provides extraordinary opportunities for local dancers to reach their goals, while contributing to the artistic well-being of our city and country. Goh Ballet is always at the forefront of the dance community.

With a wide-ranging and ever-expanding repertoire that encompasses classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, character, and national dance, the Goh Ballet’s reach extends internationally. Performance tours have been made to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, France, and the U.S.A.  The achievements of their students at international competitions, and the visibility of their graduates who fill the ranks of world renowned companies, continue to prove Goh Ballet is a justly celebrated cultural ambassador on world stages.

1718 ESC Concert - Meet the Orchestra: Carnival of the AnimalsMeet the Orchestra:
Carnival of the Animals

Primary Concert:
Kindergarten to Grade 3
February 28, March 1, 7
10:00am and 12:00pm daily


William Rowson, conductor

Learn about the instruments and sections of the orchestra through symphonic fun and inquiry. This concert is a wonderfully interactive introduction to orchestral music and its many instruments, featuring Camille Saint-Saëns' treasured work, Carnival of the Animals.

These concerts feature several supportive features to enhance the experience:

  • Video screens, located on both sides of the Orpheum stage, integrate into the theatrical element of our concerts and provide students with close-up shots of the orchestra, conductor, and guests as they perform.
  • Study Guides, track downloads and bonus features, designed to prepare you and your students for the concerts, are free online. We encourage you to take full advantage of the free downloads. If you do require a hardcopy, they are available to purchase for $19.95 each.
  • Online ordering – fast, secure booking option.

An inside look at the VSO’s Elementary School Concerts, with thanks to TELUS, our premier education partner.

Teachers click here here for answers to the most frequently asked questions about attending an Elementary School Concert.


Click here to download the Elementary School Concerts brochure (PDF)

Click here to download the Meet the Orchestra Guide (PDF)
Click here to download the Meet the Orchestra MP3s (ZIP)

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