Education and outreach

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Discover the 2018/19
MCO student matinees!

1 EMMANUEL CEYSSON (HARP), 1:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2018

At just over 30, the former child prodigy Emmanuel Ceysson is still remarkably young to have scored one of the top jobs in his field, principal harpist of The Met, leading many to call him the enfant terrible of the harp. There are few instruments as warm and otherworldly as the harp, and few composers who have written music as lovely for harp as Claude Debussy. At this show, Emmanuel, brilliant Canadian flutist Susan Hoeppner, and the MCO play the earworms of Debussy & Mozart — composers who did so much to lay the groundwork for the pop music of our day.

1:00 pm matinee start time (doors open 12:30)
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Christos Hatzis
Departures (flute concerto), movements 2 & 3

Claude Debussy
Danse sacré, danse profane

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for flute and harp

2 MEMBERS OF THE MCO, 1:00 PM, TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2019

This concert is all about the talented orchestral musicians who work with the MCO, giving young people a window into the amazing skills that can be achieved by dedication to practicing an instrument. We’ve deliberately chosen music that music students love: a tuneful, cheerful, and energetic work Haydn, and new works by two amazing Canadians.

1:00 pm matinee start time (doors open 12:30)
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Vivian Fung
New double violin concerto

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 45

Kevin Lau
New work for chamber orchestra

3 JAN LISIECKI, 1:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL 2019

At only 22-years old, Calgary pianist Jan Lisiecki has been called a “prodigy” (CBC), “the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age” (BBC Music Magazine), and even a Mozart of our times. While he may laugh off such titles, what’s certain is that those lucky enough to see him perform at this age will take in a hugely entertaining and impressive concert at a golden moment in his career.

1:00 pm matinee start time (doors open 12:30)
Tuesday, 24 April 2019
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony

Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G Major, arr. Michael Oesterle

THE LEARNING BUTTERFLY

The MCO’s one-hour matinees and accompanying interactive bilingual Learning Guides bring the Manitoba Music curriculum alive for K-12 students and teacher. The Learning Guides connect our concerts to a variety of core curricular areas, and employ the four wings of the Learning Butterfly to deepen learning experiences:

Connecting — Through a variety of interactive experiences students develop understandings about people and practices in music.

Responding — By listening, observing, describing, analyzing, and interpreting students are invited to critically reflect and respond to music experiences.

Making — Students develop language and practices for making music through interactive ways to listen to and perform to concert repertoire and music elements.

Creating — Students are invited to explore and create their own music inspired by music elements of the concert repertoire.

BUS SUBSIDIES

Having trouble meeting concert costs? Ask us about our ticket and bus subsidies. Please contact the MCO at 204-783-7377 for more details.

LISTENING GUIDES

Have you seen our interactive bilingual Learning Guides? Here’s a sample guide from a past matinee. Look, listen, and discover the curricular music learning possibilities!

The MCO Outreach Program is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, the Children’s Heritage Fund, Province of Manitoba Culture Branch, the Richardson Foundation, the Rita Menzies Endowment Fund for Arts Education, the Winnipeg Public Library and Telus.

 

Arrive bientôt!