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 access has been extended due to popular demand! All four webisodes will remain available through December 31, 2021. Scroll down for the webisodes, and link to the study guide. 

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Webisodes

View all four webisodes in order here, or scroll down to view them individually.

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

Manitoba Mosaic is part of Adventures in Music, 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  MANITOBA MOSAIC 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  AVENGERS OF THE LOST ART 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  OUR MUSIC, OUR LANGUAGE Presented in May, 2019 Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.  
Digital Study Guides  MUSIC IN MOTION Presented in March & April, 2018 Click here to access the Study Guide and resources on Dropbox.  
Digital Study Guides  CANADIAN MOSAIC 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, Director of Education & Community – 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 Manager – e-mail
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