Join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and new-Manitoban, RBC Assistant Conductor Naomi Woo, on her year-long journey to discover what makes Manitoba the unique and wonderful place that it is – the people, the places, the music, and of course the seasons! This virtual Adventures in Music concert takes place over four webisodes, and will be provided completely free of charge thanks to Safe at Home MB.

Naomi Woo
Naomi Woo, RBC Assistant Conductor


The webisodes and study guide are being provided completely free-of-charge and will remain available through June 30th, 2021. Please register using the link below and you will receive an e-mail confirmation with the webisode and study guide links.





Autumn: Bridges

Music is a bridge that connects us. Naomi Woo arrives in Winnipeg to start an exciting new job with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and as she gets to know this new province, discovers that the land and people of Manitoba share a story that can be told through music and art.

Artists & Special Guests
Kelly Bado, singer/songwriter
Andrew Balfour, composer
Margaret Glavina, ArtCity
Gwen Hoebig, Violin



Winter: Festivals, Fiddles, and Winter Tires

Manitoba celebrates festivals all year round, and in Winter, Naomi explores Fiddle music and the rich heritage of the Métis peoples and fiddle music in Manitoba at Festival du Voyageur while also discovering many other joys and challenges of a Manitoba winter.

Artists & Special Guests
Nelson Tagoona, throat-boxer
Raine Hamilton, The Wrench
Xiao-Nan Wang, dizi
Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers
Gwen Hoebig, concertmaster
Chris Anstey, fiddle



Spring: Listening with your Heart

In spring join Naomi as she listens deeply to the music all around – hearing is done with the ears, but we are surrounded by music and listening is an attentive, mysterious process that you do with your whole being.

Artists & Special Guests
Lillian Borger, aerialist (Momentum Aerial)
Amjad Sabir, tabla
Brennan Mckay, Winnipeg Trails Association
Don Amero, singer/songwriter



Summer: Many Languages, One Voice

Join Naomi as she basks in the warmth of a Manitoba summer. In Manitoba, there are many languages, but music connects us through a shared voice.

Artists & Special Guests
Leonard Sumner, singer/songwriter
Raine Hamilton, singer/songwriter
Brittany Toews, ASL Interpreter
Joanna Hawkins, Deaf ASL Consultant


About Adventures in Music

Adventures in Music is a comprehensive program designed to introduce students in grades 1 – 6 to the amazing world of symphonic music. This musical adventure showcases a wide variety of musical styles, genres and performers. A curriculum-based Study Guide with wide-ranging lesson plans and activities in both official languages is provided to introduce the concert repertoire and the orchestra to students and prepare them for a truly exciting and engaging experience.


Digital Study Guides

WSO is proud to partner with the Manitoba Orff Chapter to develop comprehensive, curriculum-based study guides for the Musical Discoveries and Adventures in Music educational concert series with the goal of helping  students engage with the music and prepare for their live concert experience.

The Study Guides for Manitoba Mosaic will be provided in both official languages and freely available for all to enjoy.

Digital Study Guides



Click here to access the English Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.

French guide will be available soon!


Previous Study Guides

We are making these guides available for free to support educators and students during the pandemic and until we are able to return to in-person programming. Check back for additional archived guides to be added soon.

Digital Study Guides



Postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this program was to have been presented in May, 2020

Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.


Digital Study Guides



Presented in May, 2019

Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.


Digital Study Guides



Presented in March & April, 2018

Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.


Digital Study Guides



Presented in March & April, 2017

Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.


Study guides from previous Adventures in Music (grades 4 – 6) programs can be found here:

Program Inquiries: Brent Johnson, WSO Education and Community Engagement Manager – e-mail

Order, Seating & Payment Inquiries: Please email, fax, or drop off your order form at the WSO Box Office, c/o Jeffrey Acosta (Sistema & Education Coordinator) – e-mail

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