Elementary School Concerts

K-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.

Elementary School Concerts

How to Order

There are several ways to register for an Elementary School Concert:

  1. Order Online
  2. Download the order form and mail your credit card or cheque payment
  3. 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 education@vancouversymphony.ca.

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.

To view this concert online, please visit VSO Online or subscribe to The Music Room.

Download the Study Guide

(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!

To view this concert online, please subscribe to The Music Room.

Download the Study Guide

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