A compact and comprehensive symphony experience for students.

Experience the full WSO and get into the music with a lesson plan, pre-concert chat and a Q&A at each matinee.
Suggested for Grades 6 and up

Matinee concerts bring students directly into the Classics concert experience with a compact and comprehensive symphony experience at an accessible price. Students have the opportunity to learn more about the orchestra and the work being performed through a lesson plan and at a pre-concert chat. They will then experience an introduction to the work from the conductor followed by a full performance. The experience concludes with an onstage Q&A with the conductor. All of this in 90-minutes!

We are excited to present the Student Matinee series in 2020-21 and tickets remain affordable,at just $12 per student*.

Oct 2, 2020 | 12:30pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor

Oct 30, 2020 | 12:30pm | Relaxed Performance
Goulet: On Halloween Night
Herrmann: Suite from Psycho
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
This Matinee will be a relaxed-format performance. Visit our Relaxed Performances page to learn more.

Nov 27, 2020 | 12:30pm
John Williams: Theme from Schindlers List
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor

Jan 15, 2021 | 12:30pm
Respighi: Gli uccelli (The Birds)
Menndelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major

Feb 12, 2021 | 12:30pm | Relaxed Performance
George Frideric Handel: Royal Fireworks Music
Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor
This Matinee will be a relaxed-format performance. Visit our Relaxed Performances page to learn more.

Feb 26, 2021 | 12:30pm
Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B-flat major
Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

Mar 12, 2021 | 12:30pm | Relaxed Performance
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major
This Matinee will be a relaxed-format performance. Visit our Relaxed Performances page to learn more.

Mar 26, 2021 | 12:30pm
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (Symphony No.1)
Nielsen: Symphony No.2 (The Four Temperaments)

May 7, 2021 | 12:30pm
Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor

Jun 23, 2021 | 12:30pm
Audience choice! Programming to be decided by audience votes during season

 

Helpful Information

Length
90-minutes from start of pre-rehearsal chat to end of Q&A. Doors open at 10:00AM. Pre-concert chat begins promptly at 10:05AM.

Location
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

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

Cost
$12* per student. One chaperone for every 10 students is admitted free of charge (including teacher).

What’s Included

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

Pre-Concert Chat
Presented by Assistant Conductor, Naomi Woo, 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 download the Student Matinee order form. Mail, e-mail or fax this completed form with payment in full (cheque or credit card information) to Jeffrey Acosta, Group & Education Events Coordinator. Seats will be booked upon receipt of payment. No reservations can be made. Please include payment with your order.

Refunds
Please ensure that the total amount on the Order Form is correct. Should a refund be required, credits with the WSO Box Office will be issued.

Send Completed form to
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Jeffrey Acosta
555 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
E-mail: jacosta@wso.mb.ca
Fax: 204.956.4271

Want to hear the final product?

Student Group Concert Tickets
For as little as $20.50 per student you can bring a group to enjoy the full WSO concert experience. A ticket package can be tailored to groups of any size. Contact Jeffrey Acosta, Group & Education Events Coordinator, for more information.

Backstage Tours
See where the excitement happens! With your group ticket package, we can arrange a tour** of the concert hall and the backstage area so your students can see first-hand what happens behind the scenes each concert. Contact Jeffrey Acosta, Group & Education Events Coordinator, for more information.

Soundcheck
Encourage your students to join WSO’s Soundcheck program. It’s free and open to anyone aged 15 – 30 or who is a full-time student.

Sign up online and get concert tickets for only $15.

wso.ca/soundcheck

Order, Seating and Payment Inquiries:
Jeffrey Acosta, Group & Education Events Coordinator
Phone: (204) 949-3995
E-mail: jacosta@wso.mb.ca

Program Inquiries:
Brent Johnson, Education & Community Engagement Manager
Phone: (204) 949-3967
E-mail: bjohnson@wso.mb.ca


*Including taxes and box office fees.

**Subject to availability.

Includes all taxes and box office fees. Does not include Centennial Concert Hall sustaining fee.