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Adventures in Music

Recommended for grades 4 – 6*

Adventures in Music is a comprehensive program usually designed to introduce students in grades 4 – 6 to the amazing world of symphonic music. This year’s program has such a compelling and important story that it is being expanded to include students from grades 1 to 8.

A curriculum-based Study Guide with wide-ranging lesson plans and activities in both official languages is provided to teachers upon registration to introduce the concert repertoire and the orchestra to students in the classroom and prepare them for a truly exciting experience. Adventures in Music is presented in both official languages.

*This year’s program has been expanded to be suitable for grades 1-8.

The Spirit Horse Returns

A powerful story of Ojibwe Horses, traditional spirit animals to the Métis and First Nations and helpers to all.

With music by Anishinaabe storyteller Jodi Contin, artwork by Métis- Ojibwe painter and knowledge keeper Rhonda Snow, and an original orchestral score by Cree composer Andrew Balfour and Kevin Lau, this vivid and engaging production shows young audiences how all Canadians have an important role to play in protecting the land, so that Ojibwe Horses can flourish once again.


  • Wednesday, February 19, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2025 @ 1:00pm
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025 @ 1:00pm
  • Friday, February 21, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • vendredi, le 21 février, 2025 @ 13:00 (EN FRANÇAIS)

Location: Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St. Winnipeg

Performing Artists


    • Early-bird: $8 /student
      Submit your online order form and payment for Musical Discoveries by Friday, November 1, 2024 to qualify for early-bird pricing.
    • Regular: $9 /student
    • Chaperones: One chaperone for every ten students receives complimentary admission. Additional chaperones and volunteers are $10.

    We are not currently accepting ticket orders for Adventures in Music. Check back at the end of June, 2024. 

    Chaperones: One chaperone per 10 students is required and admitted free of charge (including teacher). Special needs assistants are admitted free of charge. Any additional chaperones are $10 each (tax included). Note: All chaperones must arrive and be seated with their school (this includes any parent volunteers).


Study Guide

  • The digital Study Guide is provided in both English and French, and includes comprehensive lesson plans and orchestra guide for both programs. Study guides will continue to be available exclusively as a digital download in convenient PDF format along with digital audio recordings. These resources are included free-of-charge with your ticket order or your Listening Workshop registration.
  • If you have placed an order or registered for the MOC Listening Workshop, we will send you an e-mail with a confirmation/receipt and a download link for the study guide and digital audio examples when they are ready in December.
  • This year’s study guide is currently under development and will be available mid-September.

Study guides from previous Musical Discoveries (grades 1 – 3) programs can be found on the Musical Discoveries page.

For More Information:

Program Inquiries
Jeffrey Acosta, Manager of Sistema, Education & Community – email | Phone: (204) 949-3971

Order, Seating, & Payment Inquiries
Russell Kunz, Education & Community Coordinator – e-mail | Phone: (204) 949-3977

MOC Listening Workshop for Teachers

Date: TBA
Time: TBA

The WSO is proud to partner with the Manitoba Orff Chapter to present Listening Workshops for our educational concerts. Come prepared to dance, sing, play instruments and laugh as presenters introduce the concert repertoire through music and presentations of the corresponding lesson plans along with tips, tricks and best-practices to help you and your students have an exciting Musical Discovery with the WSO.

Stay tuned for additional information.

Past Study Guides