We are pleased to bring you and your family an assortment of fun and engaging musical learning experiences! The VSO Virtual Learning Hub offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they share personal insights and musical gems. Whether your children miss their school band, music class, or other ensembles, or you would just like to supplement home learning with the joy of music, the Virtual Learning Hub has something for all ages and interests.
At the VSO Virtual Learning website, there is a combination of free and paid content with pricing that is school-wide as well as for families/households.
The FREE content includes a VSO Virtual Field Trip, Storytime with the VSO, and a series of videos introducing students to the instruments that are often under-represented, like viola, bassoon, and oboe.
The PAID content (under VSO Virtual Connects) includes:
Music in Motion (for grades K-3)
A favourite lesson among younger students that richly blends music and dance.
Instrumental Workshops (for grades 6-12 and adult amateurs)
Specialized in-depth instrument clinics for band and string instruments. A great way to refresh the fundamentals of playing with a professional’s edge, while setting up smart practice habits.
Listen Up! (for grades 4-8)
Meet James and Jacob, members of the flute and viola sections, as they give an insider's view of Beethoven's 5th symphony. They will help you prepare to attend our online concert of this symphonic masterpiece! Students are invited to create artwork that will be compiled into a keepsake musical video for all participants.
Meet the Maestro! (for ages 8-adult)
Visit Maestro Otto Tausk at home in the Netherlands and learn about the life of an orchestral conductor and Beethoven’s beautiful Symphony No. 6.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYegTdb7O2w for a sneak peek "trailer" of what you'll find on the VSO Virtual Learning Hub.
We are also very excited to be preparing for an interactive VSO@Home Kids’ Concert! Details will be announced soon, and you can check back in at VSO@Home for updates.
The musicians and staff of the VSO wish you all the best as we navigate these challenging times together. We hope you’ll join us in connecting through music.
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