Season Finale Concert Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm

AUDIENCE CHOICE: ELGAR and ESTACIO
2016/17 season ends with audience and orchestra’s choice of Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Canadian
composer John Estacio’s “A Wondrous Light”. Also featured is the Grand Winner of the 2016 GSO Under-
23 Concerto Competition, pianist Coral Solomon | River Run Centre

Pre-concert talk (6:50pm), by Joe Ringhofer
Pre-concert Donor Reception (6:50pm) on the second floor lobby)

Click here to read David Knight’s engaging program notes!


Earlier this season

Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:30pm

SEASON OPENING GALA – ALL HALLOW’S EVE BALL      Elegant Pre-Concert Gala Dinner; Separate Ticket $150
We open our season with a gala performance, featuring symphonic masterpieces inspired by All Hallow’s
Eve. Music by Mussorgsky, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens and Poulenc. Featuring: Canadian Piano Duo
Anagnoson and Kinton, and Special Surprise Guests from the Guelph Community | River Run Centre

Join us in the lobby, immediately following the concert, for an after party for the entire audience, generously sponsored by the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre and Stonehammer Brewing!

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Concert generously sponsored by Prime Care Pharmacy, Arboretum

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016 3pm

TCHAIKOVSKY’S -THE NUTCRACKER
Featuring: Young Artists of Oakville Ballet performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (Act I Family Scene, Snow Scene and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy),
Trumpet Trio of Matisse, Aled, and Maslin Blundell performing Telemann’s Concerto for 3 Trumpets, and
the Guelph Youth Singers (Director Markus Howard). The concert includes the annual carol sing-a-long
with audience | River Run Centre    Click here to order tickets through the River Run Box Office

Eating Clouds_BW-AD-SPECIAL-2016-LONG-ColWe are excited to offer beautiful pastries from Eating Clouds as a fundraiser for GSO this holiday season. Surprise that special person in your life with some Sugarplum treats! (Or make your holiday preparations little easier this year)! You will even have the option of picking up your order at our December 11th Nutcracker Concert or arranging for local home delivery, in the week before Christmas!

 Click here to register for the GSOKIds Club

Sunday, January 1, 2017 3pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY CONCERT – WITH SOPRANO JENNIFER MAINES
Featuring: Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines, winner of the 2015 Austrian Music eatre Prize Best
Leading Actress. Her recent performance as Senta in Wagner’s Der fliegende Hollander was described by
Musical America as “a force of nature with a voice of incredible power, effortless throughout its range.”
Also on the programme will be Viennese classics by Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr., and Franz Lehar | River
Run Centre

 Click here to register for the GSOKIds Club

Sunday, February 12, 2017 3pm 

MUSICIANS’ CHOICE: BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1
On the programme is the GSO musician’s choice of Brahm’s Symphony No. 1. To celebrate the 15th
anniversary of GSO’s Under-23 Concerto Competition, we will be featuring winners from both the strings
and piano categories.| River Run Centre Click here to get your tickets

Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians’ Choice concert shines the spotlight on emerging artists. Sunday, February 12 @ 3 pm, River Run Centre

YouTube sensations, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of ASAPScience (of ‘What Colour is this Dress’ fame, and authors of the New York Times best selling book, AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena ) , will perform their Periodic Table Song.
The GSO Under-23 Concerto winners , Morgan Melbourne (Grieg Piano Concerto), Felix Hong (Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 1) and Leslie Ashworth (Barber Violin Concerto) will rock the house with their impassioned performances
Dylan Langan, the GSO’s new Assistant Conductor will make his debut, conducting the Barber
The concert will conclude with one of the most well-known, masterpieces in the symphonic repertoire. Fourteen years in the making, Brahms Symphony No. 1 is the Musicians’ Choice!

Here is a link to the our Inside Guelph Interview, featuring Feb 12th soloist, Morgan Melbourne!

Inside Guelph

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=8&gid=269867
Inside Guelph – Monday January 30, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3pm

VERDI’S REQUIEM at the BASILICA
With Guest Soloists: soprano Cheryl Hickman and mezzo Nina Yoshida Nelsen. tenor, Ernesto Ramirez and bass Adam Lau. Guest Choir: University of Guelph Choirs (Director Dr. Marta McCarthy) | Basilica Our Lady of the Immaculate

 

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Congratulations to Judith Yan, 2016 winner of the YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture. Click on the picture to read the lovely article in Guelph Today!

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