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 2017/18 Kids’ Koncerts series is:
Fred Penner – October 8, 2017
Classical Kids: Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage – January 7, 2018
Platypus Theatre: Peter and the Wolf – February 11, 2018
Magic Circle Mime: Music, Noise & Silence – April 8, 2018
Inspector Tovey – May 20, 2018
VSO Kids’ Koncerts:
When: October 8, 2017 & January 7, February 11, April 8 & May 20, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Address: 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
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