Education and outreach

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Discover the 2018/19 MCO student matinees!

1 SUSAN HOEPPNER (FLUTE), EMMANUEL CEYSSON (HARP), 1.00PM, WEDNESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2018

Susan Hoeppner is one of Canada’s favourite flutists, a gifted musical communicator who amazes audiences. At this concert, she performs with the MCO and famous harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Students will love hearing and watching both soloists, as they perform favourite works of Debussy & Mozart — composers who did so much to lay the groundwork for the pop music of our day.

1.00pm matinee start time (doors open 12.30pm)
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Christos Hatzis
Departures, concerto for flute and string orchestra

Dan Coleman
Parables of Flight

Claude Debussy
Danse sacrée et danse profane

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Flute and Harp in c major, k. 299 / 297c

2 NEW CONCERTO PROJECT SHOWCASE, 1.00PM, TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2019

This concert is all about the talented orchestral musicians and composers who work with the MCO, giving young people a window into the amazing world of music. We’ve chosen music that students love, including a cheerful work by Haydn and new works by two acclaimed Canadian composers: the prolific Kevin Lau and Juno-winner Vivian Fung.

1.00pm matinee start time (doors open 12.30pm)
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Vivian Fung
New composition 

World premiere performance
Commissioned with the assistance of The Canada Council for the Arts

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 45 in f-sharp minor, ‘farewell’

Kevin Lau
Writ in Water

World premiere performance
Commissioned with the assistance of The Canada Council for the Arts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 29 in a major, k. 201 / 186a

3 JAN LISIECKI, 1.00PM, 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. Those lucky enough to see him perform with the MCO will take in a hugely entertaining and impressive concert at a golden moment in his career.

1.00pm matinee start time (doors open 12.30pm)
Tuesday, 24 April 2019
Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave.

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony, Op. 4

Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G Major

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12 in f major, op. 96, ‘american’

THE INTERACTIVE BILINGUAL LEARNING GUIDE — DISCOVER

For the March 19th 2019 matinee we will offer an interactive bilingual Learning Guide for K to 12 teachers to explore the artists, the repertoire, and the creative possibilities with their students. The Learning Guide connects to the Manitoba Music Curriculum, and all the wings of the Music Butterfly to deepen music experiences:

Music Language and Performance Skills (K to 8) Students develop understanding of and facility with elements, concepts, and techniques for making music.

Creative Expression in Music (K to 8) Students collaboratively and individually generate, develop, and communicate ideas in creating original and interpretive music for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Understanding Music in Context (K to 8) Students connect music to contexts of time, place, and community, and develop understanding of how music reflects and influences culture and identity.

Valuing Musical Experience (K to 8) Students analyze, reflect on, and construct meaning in

response to their own and others’ music.

Making (9 to 12) The learner develops language and practices for making music.

Creating (9 to 12) The learner generates, develops, and communicates ideas for creating music.

Connecting (9 to 12) The learner develops understandings about the significance of music by making connections to various times, places, social groups, and cultures.

Responding (9 to 12) The learner uses critical reflection to inform music learning and to develop agency and identity.

THE NEW CONCERTO PROJECT

Canada is home to a community of diverse composers, who draw from many musical traditions outside classical music. The MCO has invited some very talented composers from this community to write concertos (ensemble pieces that tend to showcase one solo instrument) for us to perform. Among them are Kevin Lau and Vivian Fung, whose new works are featured in our March matinee.

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.

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!