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Musical Discoveries

Recommended for grades 1 – 3

The Musical Discoveries program is designed for our youngest school audiences, in grades 1 – 3. Here, they will experience a magical world of music and story enhanced by spell-binding artists and some surprises along the way. A comprehensive, Orff-focused, curriculum-based study guide is provided to teachers to prepare and deepen their students’ experience in anticipation of this highly engaging symphonic introduction.

Students will discover a magical world of the orchestra and orchestral music through story enhanced by visual art and guest performers.


Photo of Norma Lewis

Set in a forest in Africa, this imaginative tale by award-winning author Tolola M. Mollel uses carved masks, singing, and movement to bring to life the story of young twins, Azizi and Aziza. Together, they work to outwit a gruesome monster and bring peace to their devastated village.

Based on a traditional African folk tale, this triumphant story travels through dark forests, vast plains and spooky swamps to deliver a thrilling tale of family unity and courage with the help of a lush and magical score by Canadian composer John Estacio.


  • Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 10:30am (good availability)
  • Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 1:00pm (good availability)

Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St. Winnipeg


    • Early-bird: $7 /student
      Submit your online order form and payment for Adventures in Music and/or Musical Discoveries in by Thursday, November 30, 2023 to qualify for early-bird pricing.
    • Regular: $8 /student
    • Chaperones: One chaperone for every ten students receives complimentary admission. Additional chaperones and volunteers are $10.


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).


Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
**NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION**: École South Pointe, 615 Kirkbridge Dr.

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.

This evening session will highlight the Musical Discoveries program and includes a light supper.

Registration will open soon. Click below for more info on the MOC website:



Digital Study Guide

  • The digital Study Guide for Musical Discoveries is provided in English, 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-late December, in advance of MOC’s January Listening Workshops.


Study guides from previous Adventures in Music (grades 4 – 6) programs can be found on the Adventures in Music page.

For more information

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

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