Find the Niagara Symphony Orchestra outside of the concert hall and in your community with these mobile music education programs:   

NSO String Quartet: Strings Through the Ages

  • an engaging program of string quartet music that brings listeners on an adventure exploring music throughout the ages - from the Renaissance to the 20th century and beyond. This hour-long program designed for third-age listeners includes instrument demonstrations, performances of a range of repertoire, and an opportunity for questions and discussion with the musicians of the quartet.

Arts & Minds Wind Trio: Postcards from a Blue Planet 

  • an entertaining and educational program of original Canadian music for wind trio specifically designed to captivate students in grades 4 to 8, with strong connections to the Ontario arts curriculum that engage students with several compositional concepts and highlights a living Canadian composer as well as modelling career options in the performing arts

Conductor in the Classroom

  • NSO Music Director Bradley Thachuk visits highschool bands and orchestras to guide them through a regular ensemble rehearsal, giving students the opportunity to work with a conductor other than their usual music teacher, and to receive ingsight and instruction from a highly qualified professional conductor. In addition to guiding the rehearsal, Maestro Thachuk is able to offer insights into further music education and possible career options for future professional or amateur musicians. 

Instrument Petting Zoo 

  • Partnering with Long & McQuade St. Catharines and volunteers from the Niagara Youth Orchestra, NSO staff and musicians prepare fun instrument demonstrations and most importantly, offer members of the public a “hands-on” opportunity to try out orchestral instruments in an open and accessible format.