What’s a Pop-Up Orchestra Festival? In the month of February, members of the Guelph Symphony will mount a series of free concerts, in imaginative, unexpected and less formal settings, designed to engage, entertain and to be interactive.

The Festival will launch on Family Day weekend and culminate in a main series highlight concert, for our patrons, at Harcourt United Church, on March 3rd at 3pm.

*Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll performed on the staircase (as originally intended), with people at the top of the stairs- Cosima’s perspective and people at the bottom of the stairs- husband and composer Richard’s perspective). Saturday March 2, MacDonald Building, University of Guelph, 11am.

* An Orchestra sing-along and opportunity to try percussion), at  St Joseph’s Health Centre, featuring our Second Violinists and Music Therapist, Amy Behrends. Monday February 25, 6:30pm.


Here are some photos from the opening weekend of our GSO Pop Up Orchestra Festival!

*Two costumed performances of , “Carmen and the Bubblegum Factory”,  at the Civic Museum 
free admission to the Museum that afternoon, Sunday February 17, 3pm and 4pm. Narrated by Joe Ringhofer.

*Orchestra Karaoke at the Sleeman Centre, Monday February 18, Family Day-Come Sing with Us! 1:15 pm. Is it your dream to sing live with an ensemble from the GSO?  Click here to win a chance to sing with us at this event!


On Sunday February 17th, an ensemble from the Guelph Symphony also performed at a fundraiser for Family and Children’s Services.