Congratulations to violinist Jennifer Armor, and pianist Anthony Vu, for being chosen as co-winners in

the Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 Under 23 Concerto competition!

Next Concert: Sunday March 24, 3pm, Basilica of Our Lady

Mozart Requiem at the Basilica

Sunday March 24, 3pm, Basilica of Our Lady


Shrouded in mystery, infused with theatricality and poignancy, Mozart’s powerful Requiem remains beloved by audiences more than two centuries after its first performance. This program also includes Andrew Balfour’s ethereal Pyotr’s Dream.

Conductor, Adam Johnson
Guests: University of Guelph’s Symphonic Choir (Dr. Irene Gregorio, Music Director)

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After an intensive, multi-year search, the Guelph Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Adam Johnson has been chosen as the GSO’s new Music Director.

Award-winning conductor Adam Johnson has been hailed as “an exciting talent” and for his “charismatic and commanding presence” on the podium. He completed his tenure as assistant conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) in 2018, and was named conductor-in-residence for the 2018-2019 season. He has conducted over 70 concerts with the OSM and is frequently reengaged as a guest conductor.

Internationally, Adam Johnson has conducted at the Opéra National de Paris as well as in Spain, Germany and the United States. Prior to his tenure in Montreal, Mr. Johnson worked for three seasons with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to regularly guest conduct orchestras across Canada. He has also just been appointed as the Music Director of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

“It’s a privilege and honor to be chosen to lead the Guelph Symphony Orchestra into this next chapter, and I’m looking forward to exciting and meaningful music making together. From my first concert with the musicians of the GSO, I saw a deep dedication to creating a truly special experience for the audience, and I’m happy to be able to build on what we’ve started. The mark of any great city is the vibrancy of its cultural scene, and our aim is to continue to expand the presence and impact of the orchestra for the people of Guelph so everyone can benefit from the powerful richness and beauty of great orchestral music. Come join us!” Adam Johnson

The 2023-24 KinderConcerts 

30 minute, narrated concerts in the relaxed setting of Studio Hall, River Run Centre!

Educational Programming 

Read about our concerts, programs and opportunities for youth!

Outreach Programs

Read about our Free Community concerts, workshops and Festivals!

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While we love presenting our Main Series concerts at River Run and the Basilica of Our Lady (with incredible soloists), Guelph Symphony Orchestra is so much more than our main stage concerts! Click on the photo to read all about our community outreach, Pop Up Orchestra Festival and educational programs !

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