Elementary School ConcertsK-7 Students
An entertaining combination of orchestral music, theatre, and video technology, the VSO school concerts provide K-7 students with a fun, educational, and interactive live music experience.
How to Order
There are several ways to register for an Elementary School Concert:
- Order Online
- Download the order form and mail your credit card or cheque payment
- Complete the order form (mailed to schools in September) and mail it with your deposit or full payment
Education Department, Vancouver Symphony
500–833 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0G4
Please note that telephone reservations are not accepted. For questions or more information, please contact email@example.com.
Safety Measures: We all know this is a dynamic situation. The VSO is working closely with Vancouver Civic Theatres, ActSafe BC, and the Provincial Health Office to ensure the most current safety procedures are in place for each performance. Detailed procedures will be communicated with you in advance of each concert. For FAQ’s about Safety Measures and Vaccination, please see below FAQ’s.
Purchase with Confidence: We have a No Fee/No Questions Asked refund policy in place this season. Cancellations received at least 2 weeks prior to performances are fully refundable. For more details, see FAQ’s, below.
For information about the ArtStarts Cherniavsky’s Mr. Music Fund grants to schools to assist in purchasing student tickets, visit https://artstarts.com/cherniavsky
2021-2022 Season Concerts
Carnival of OUR Animals
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 10am
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 12pm
Saint-Saëns’ beloved children’s classic, Carnival of the Animals, is re-imagined and presented alongside a brand-new composition by William Rowson, featuring animals of the Pacific Northwest. Created in partnership with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, learn the stories of the Thunderbird, Salish Woolly Dog, and Eagle as we explore connections between music, story-telling, and history.
(image credit:) Thunderbird by Doug Lafortune, Coast Salish
Courtesy of Native Northwest
The Composer Is here
Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 10am
Friday, March 11, 2022 | 10am
Known for his Elementary School Concert hit Wall to Wall Percussion, Vern Griffiths returns for a fun exploration of composers and the fascinating art of creating music. Featuring composers of yesterday and today, and including music by local Vancouver composers too!
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS WITH SUPPORT FROM
EDUCATION CONCERT TICKET DONOR
THE VSO’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS
THE JIM PATTISON FOUNDATION
Frequently Asked Questions
All attendees (Kindergarten and up) must wear a mask when entering and attending a VSO concert or open rehearsal.
We will book no more than 50% of available seats per event, spread throughout the hall, with spacing between groups. (Symphonic Encounters is capped at 400). Vancouver Civic Theatres has increased cleaning protocols at the Orpheum Theatre to include sanitizing all touchpoints before a performance. Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and in lobby spaces.
At the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Vancouver, located on the corner of Smithe and Seymour Streets. Please use the Smithe Street entrance upon arrival.
Approximately 50 minutes.
Full payment is require no later than 3 weeks before the concert.
You may choose to pay in full, or hold your seats with a non-refundable 10% deposit, the remaining balance to arrive 3 weeks prior to the concert. VSO Education reserves the right to cancel any order submitted but not paid for by the payment deadline.
Seating is assigned on a FIRST PAID IN FULL – BEST SEATING basis. Deposits hold your preferred concert date and seats are assigned as complete payment is received.
All schools and homeschools are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the theatre. However, the VSO liaises with the City of Vancouver to assist with drop-off/pick-up zones for School buses. This information is included in your concert day information (sent out one week before concert date.) We advise Parent drivers to check the Vancouver Easy Park website before arrival: www.easypark.ca
Sorry, no cameras, video or tape recorders are permitted in the hall.
Elementary and Secondary-School Students are not required to show proof of vaccination for the school programs Elementary School Concerts, Symphonic Encounters and Connects Open Rehearsals.
All adults must present proof of vaccination along with their government-issued photo ID. Both Digital and Paper copies of the BC Vaccine Card are accepted. To receive a copy of your BC Vaccine Card or for more information about proof of vaccination please click here.
We have two performances scheduled daily when presenting elementary school concerts and they begin at 10:00am and 12:00noon. The doors will open 30 minutes before each performance so please arrive in plenty of time to be settled in your seats 10 minutes before the concert begins.
$10 per person.
We have a No Fee/No Questions Asked refund policy in place this season. Cancellations received at least 2 weeks prior to performances are fully refundable. Unless ordered by public health, cancellations received within 2 weeks of the performance are subject to a 10% fee. Should restrictions limit attendance, we will do our best to find comparable dates and seats or transfer your tickets to the 22/23 season.
Sorry, no food or drink is allowed throughout the Orpheum Theatre. Alternate locations may be Robson Square (if weather permits) or the large public lobby of the Vancouver Public Library. Both are 2-3 blocks from the Theatre.
Study guides, support material and music files will be available to download in September from the Elementary School Concerts webpage.
Hardcopies of the study guide package can be added to your order for $19.95 per pack.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please call the Vancouver Symphony’s Education Department at 604.684.9100 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org