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 2016-2017 Elementary School Concerts!

Please Note: We will be accepting orders paid in full, or with a non-refundable deposit of 10% from September 6, 2016.

1617 ESC Concert - Wall to Wall PercussionWall to Wall Percussion
Intermediate Concert:
Grades 4 to 7
November 2, 3, 4
10:00am and 12:00pm daily

William Rowson, conductor

Principal Percussionist Vern Griffiths plays everything including the kitchen sink! This spectacular concert shows that music can be found anywhere – from a full size professional orchestra to everyday household items.  The VSO is pleased to welcome new Assistant Conductor William Rowson to the podium!

Scroll down for the Wall to Wall Percussion Study Guide, mp3 tracks and our special Wall to Wall welcome video with Vern Griffiths!

1617 ESC Concert - What a Wonderful WorldWhat a Wonderful World
Primary Concert:
Kindergarten to Grade 3
March 1, 2, 9
10:00am and 12:00pm daily

All concerts are SOLD OUT!

William Rowson, conductor

Join the VSO in a musical trip around the globe! We will explore the sounds and musical traditions of many countries and cultures around the world, learning about what makes them unique, as well as what makes music a truly universal language.

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 What a Wonderful World Study Guide (PDF)
Click here to download the What a Wonderful World MP3s (Pt 1) (ZIP)
Click here to download the What a Wonderful World MP3s (Pt 2) (ZIP)

Click here to download the Wall to Wall Percussion Study Guide (PDF)
Click here to download the Wall to Wall Percussion MP3s (ZIP)

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