Elementary School ConcertsK-7 Students
These concerts provide engaging and entertaining musical discovery, with a theatrical twist! This season enjoy concerts that combine visuals with music, bringing the music to life in new ways.
The VSO’s Associate Principal Trumpet and acclaimed composer, Marcus Goddard takes us on a concert expedition as we journey across Antarctica’s varied terrains, dive with leopard seals, and dodge the ocean waves caused by a collapsing glacier with his work Life Emerging: Antarctica.
What do YOU play?
K – Grade 4
Some people play soccer, others play video games. For many of us, what we love to play is our musical instruments! Known for his fun and engaging kids concerts, conductor and host Vern Griffiths will lead us on an exploration of different musical instruments, including some that you don’t often find in a symphony. What do YOU play?
How to Order
There are two ways to register for an Elementary School Concert:
- Pay in full with a credit card: Click on your preferred date and time above to create an order. Orders placed online may be reassigned to ensure that groups are seated together.
- To pay a deposit, or to pay via cheque or cash. Please contact Charlie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required to secure space at your preferred concert. The full balance is due no later than three weeks in advance of the performance
Teachers and Support Staff, we kindly request you reach out to email@example.com for arrangement of your free tickets alongside your students.
For information about the ArtStarts Cherniavsky’s Mr. Music Fund grants to schools to assist in purchasing student tickets, visit https://artstarts.com/cherniavsky
Education Department, Vancouver Symphony
500–833 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0G4
Safety Measures: For FAQ’s about Safety Measures, please click here and please see our information about the performance below. For a complete Communicable Disease Prevention Plan contact Education@vancouversymphony.ca
The Orpheum Theatre is a public space. Photos or Videos may be captured and used by the VSO for promotional or educational purposes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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