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Musical Discoveries

Recommended for grades 1 – 3*

The Musical Discoveries program is usually designed for our youngest school audiences in grades 1 – 3. This year’s program has such a compelling and important story that it is being expanded to include students up to grade 8. 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.

It is our goal for students to discover this beautiful story through the magical world of the orchestra and symphonic music with story enhanced by visual art and guest performers.

*This year’s program has been expanded to be suitable for grades 1-8.

The Spirit Horse Returns

A powerful story of Ojibwe Horses, traditional spirit animals to the Métis and First Nations and helpers to all.

With music by Anishinaabe storyteller Jodi Contin, artwork by Métis- Ojibwe painter and knowledge keeper Rhonda Snow, and an original orchestral score by Cree composer Andrew Balfour and Kevin Lau, this vivid and engaging production shows young audiences how all Canadians have an important role to play in protecting the land, so that Ojibwe Horses can flourish once again.


  • Wednesday, February 19, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2025 @ 1:00pm
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025 @ 1:00pm
  • Friday, February 21, 2025 @ 10:30am
  • vendredi, le 21 février, 2025 @ 13:00 (EN FRANÇAIS)

Location: Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St. Winnipeg

Performing Artists


  • Early-bird: $8 /student
    Submit your online order form and payment for Musical Discoveries by Friday, November 1, 2024 to qualify for early-bird pricing.
  • Regular: $9 /student
  • Chaperones: One chaperone for every ten students receives complimentary admission. Additional chaperones and volunteers are $10.

We are not currently accepting ticket orders for Musical Discoveries. Check back at the end of June, 2024. 

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).

MOC Listening Workshop for Teachers

Date: TBA
Time: TBA

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.

Stay tuned for additional information.

Study Guide

  • The digital Study Guide is provided in both English and French, 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 early September

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

Past Study Guides

For more information:

Program Inquiries
Jeffrey Acosta, Manager of Sistema, Education & Community – email | Phone: (204) 949-3971

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