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UnTuxed Matinees for Students

Lunch, listen, and learn… all in about an hour!

Recommended for grades 7 – 12

UnTuxed Matinees bring students directly into the WSO Classics experience with a comprehensive and compact symphony experience at an accessible price. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the orchestra and the repertoire being performed through the provided lesson plan and at a pre-concert chat. The experience concludes with an onstage Q&A with the conductor. You can even come a bit early and bring and eat lunch. All of this in a little over an hour!

Some of our UnTuxed concerts are Relaxed Experiences, providing access to exceptional symphonic musical events in an inclusive environment. Click here to learn more about relaxed experiences.


Helpful Information

90-minutes from the time doors open to the conclusion of the Q&A. Doors open at 11:30 AM and students can bring their lunch to eat on the Piano Nobile level. The pre-concert chat which begins promptly in the auditorium at 12:00 PM, followed by a short break while the orchestra comes on stage and tunes. The orchestra performance begins at 12:20 PM, and is followed by a 10-minute Q&A on stage at 1:00pm.

Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

Main floor only. Seats will be assigned when payment is received.

$12* per student. One chaperone for every 10 students is admitted free of charge (including teacher). Additional chaperones are just $12* each.

What’s Included

Lesson Plan
Comprehensive lesson plans created for the repertoire in each matinee provides teachers the tools to introduce students to the repertoire. Lesson plans are prepared by experienced music educator Cheryl Ferguson and many include theme sheets and/or playable (transposed) excerpts.

Pre-Concert Chat
Presented by Assistant Conductor Monica Chen, your students will receive an introduction to the repertoire and to their symphony experience.

Post-Concert Q&A with the Conductor
The conductor will return to the stage immediately following the performance to answer audience questions.

How to Order

Click here to place your order online using the online order form.

Cancellation & Adjustments
Please ensure that the total amount on the Order Form is as correct as possible. If adjustment is needed please contact Russell Kunz (see below for info) or reply to your confirmation e-mail. Should a refund be required, credits with the WSO Box Office will be issued.

Students from Portage la Prairie enjoy a Matinee (Credit: Mike Peters)

Want to hear the final product?

Student Group Concert Tickets
You can bring a group to enjoy the full WSO concert experience. An affordable ticket package can be tailored to groups of any size. Contact Russell Kunz, Audience Development Coordinator & Group Sales for more information (see below).

Encourage your students to join WSO’s Soundcheck program. It’s free and open to anyone aged 13 – 39 or who is a full-time student. Sign up online and get concert tickets for only $20! Click here for more info.

Order, Seating and Payment Inquiries:

Russell Kunz, Audience Development Coordinator & Group Sales
Phone: (204) 949-3977

Program Inquiries:
Brent Johnson, Associate Director, Education & Community
Phone: (204) 949-3967

*Including tax and fees.