The Musical Discoveries program is designed for our youngest school audiences. Here they discover a magical world of great music and story enhanced by visual entertainers and plenty of surprises. A comprehensive, curriculum-based Study Guide is available in both official languages for teachers to prepare their students for this highly engaging musical event.
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. The twins use their own song (in Swahili) to find each other just when things look hopeless. The story is complete with a stunning score by Canadian composer John Estacio. Beautiful carved masks, costumes, singing, and movement create an exotic atmosphere, as powerful music sweeps young audiences to a faraway land.
The Twins and The Monster
A Swahili folk tale with the music of John Estacio!
- Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:30am (limited seating available – order soon!)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:30am (sold out)
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00pm – (added performance – good availability!)
Location: Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St. Winnipeg
Early Bird Offer
Submit your order for Musical Discoveries with payment by Friday, October 27, 2017 and pay only $6.25 per student!
- June 30, 2017 – Bach to School eligibility deadline
- September 20, 2017 – Listening Workshop registration deadline
- September 27, 2017 – Adventures in Music Listening Workshop
- October 27, 2017 – Early bird order deadline
The WSO is proud to partner with the Manitoba Orff Chapter to present Listening Workshops on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28, 2017. Come prepared to dance, sing and laugh as presenters introduce the concert repertoire through recordings and presentations of the corresponding lesson plans.
Wednesday’s session will cover the upcoming Musical Discoveries program, The Twins & the Monster! Thursday evening’s session will highlight the Adventures in Music Music in Motion program for the upcoming season.
Location: Louis Riel School Division Board Office, 900 St Mary’s Road (Legacy Centre Room)
- 2017-18 Musical Discoveries Brochure
- 2017-18 Musical Discoveries Order Form
- 2017 Listening Workshop Registration Form
Program Inquiries: Brent Johnson, Education and Community Engagement Manager at (204) 949-3967 or e-mail for more information.
Order, Seating & Payment Inquiries: Please email, fax, or drop off your order form at the WSO Box Office, c/o Theresa Huscroft (Group Events Representative) at (204) 949-3995 or e-mail for more information.