Music in the Making

Music in the Making

Winnipeg has always been known as one of Canada’s most melodious cities. One could swear that our citizens grow up with a guitar, dancing shows, or a violin in tow – as evidenced nearly every night in our city’s performing venues. This itinerary will be music to student’s ears, providing an unforgettable experience as they share the stage with our world-class performing companies.

Day One

Discover the city.

Start your day by being whisked around in style to all the top sights and sounds of our verdant, tree-lined city. Professional guides will provide commentary on our history and attractions at stops including the Legislative Building – one of North America’s most stunning (and intriguing) neoclassical buildings, St. Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg’s French Quarter, and Assiniboine Park – where the enchanting setting of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and English Gardens await.

Behind the scenes.

Capture a glimpse of this professional company in the behind the scenes of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Studio Tour that takes your group on a tour that features the costume room, shoe room, rehearsal studios, and much more. Get a chance to chat with dancers pre-show, take in the backstage action, and for advance reservations, participate in the “Meet a Dancer” program where your group will have the opportunity to take photos and get autographs. Looking for a more active experience, consider adding a movement class where you can learn a few steps from the pros.

Day Two

Musicians in the making.

Get up close and personal with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on an experience that will surely elevate a student’s music. This unique opportunity with WSO musicians is suitable for all skills, with options including participating in sectionals, clinics or master classes. Plus, see where the excitement happens with a backstage tour that will reveal first-hand what happens behind the scenes before your group enjoys a dress rehearsal or an evening performance. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Mastro!

Performance venues abound in The Peg including everything from the neoclassical Manitoba Legislative Building perfect for choirs, multiple sites at The Forks, the lofty St. Boniface Cathedral – where the acoustics are heavenly, and even the Assiniboine Park Zoo – where perhaps a wild audience awaits. Please contact us for a complete list of performance venues.

Day Three

University of Manitoba’s music department features an exceptional array of talent with faculty members being part of the top local brass in genres including jazz, chamber, opera and classical. Their music clinics provide students with the opportunity to work with these luminaries while also providing insights into the academic workings of the music world.

Plan a visit to The Manitoba Museum. It offers an impressive menu of school programs suited for all ages and focusing on different curriculum based themes. Whether it is a guided tour of the galleries or program in the Science Gallery or an eye opening show in the Planetarium, your group is sure to have an educational and fun experience. The team at the Manitoba Museum will help you find the right program for your group. The Manitoba Museum was the first Planetarium in the world to feature the new all-dome Digistar®5 projection system.

For more itinerary ideas, supplier contacts and all your group travel needs please contact us 1 (855) PEG-CITY

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