Have you taken your little ones to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Kids’ Koncerts? The concerts are a great opportunity to successfully introduce children to the world of classical music. The Kids’ Koncerts are designed for children aged 4 – 11 years. The concerts are 60 minutes in length and feature the ENTIRE Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Dressed in their concert-blacks, the musicians treat the Kids’ Koncerts as seriously as any other performance. There are additional performers on stage, helping to engage the young audience members. Each of the VSO Kids’ Koncerts is themed. Music is married to a script; the music makes the story come alive. I applaud the VSO for this brilliant approach to music education.
Instrument Fair: Begins one hour before each concert in the Orpheum lobby. Children can touch and play real orchestral instruments generously provided by Tom Lee Music. This hands-on opportunity is FREE for VSO Kids’ Koncert ticket holders.
If you are curious, you can read the write ups I’ve done on the previous Kids’ Koncerts we’ve attended:
Listening to the VSO Kids’ Koncert
Inspector Tovey Astounds
Latin Beats Heroic Feats
VSO Canadiana Concert
Vivaldi’s Superb Ring of Mystery
The schedule for the 2018/19 Kids’ Koncerts series is:
50 Years of Al Simmons – October 14
Kids: Meet the Maestro! – November 25
The Hockey Sweater – January 13
Platypus Theatre: Back to the Future – March 3
Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs – April 28
VSO Kids’ Koncerts:
When: October 14 & November 25, 2018 & January 13, March 3, April 28, 2019
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Address: 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.