Tickets will be available at the door.

Adults: $40

Under 30: $25

Payment by cash or credit card. Doors open at 2pm.

Brahms at the Basilica
Sunday April 2, 3pm

Basilica of our Lady



Dinuk Wijeratne,  ‘A Letter from the After-life’
                                 from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems



Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Allegro Non Troppo

Adagio Non Troppo

Allegretto Grazioso

Allegro Con Spirito


William Rowson, Conductor

Conductor William Rowson is hailed as one of Canada’s most compelling and versatile young artists. He has worked with orchestras across Canada and currently serves as Music Director of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music. Recent guest conducting highlights include appearances with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, the London Classical Soloists (UK), the Regina Symphony, and the Victoria Symphony, as well as return engagements with both the Saskatoon and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras.

From 2016-2018 Bill was the Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, becoming the Associate Conductor in 2019. He has led the Grammy and Juno award-winning ensemble in over 160 performances. To great acclaim, he conducted and hosted the VSO’s inaugural Sunset Beach outdoor concert to a crowd of over 14,000 as well as working with such artists as Chris Botti, Pink Martini, Troupe Vertigo, Cirque de la Symphonie, Arrival from Sweden (Abba), The Hot Sardines, Enchantment Theatre Company, Fred Penner, Magic Circle Mime Company, Platypus Theatre, Chris Hadfield, Classical Kids, as well as films with live orchestra. [Click here or on the photo  to read more]

Our Orchestra

First Violins

Jose Molina, Concertmaster*

Margaret Zak

Carol Sammut

Paul Macnaughton

Yonhee Chang

Roza Ushkanova

Jef ten Kortener

Bridget Walsh


Second Violins

Elayne Ras *

Valerie Sylvester

Veronica Kroess

Janet Takata

Anne-Louise Flynn

Alison Feuerwerker 



* Principal Player



Catherine Molina  *

Laura Deakin

Ron Dolynchuk 

Sheila Smyth

Charles Small



Jeremy Cook *

Noah Schuster 

Marlena Tureski

Janusz Borowiec


Double Basses 

George Greer*

Ralph Blackman 

Art Lang


Rachel Roe-Wu*

Christoph Kessel


David Vanbiesbrouck*

Paul Goeglein



Larry Moser *

Tilly Kooyman



Simion Ciobanu *

Lulia Tiba







Andras Molnar *

Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd


Tony Snyder * 

Danielle Grundy

Kim Christensen

Jerry Phillips


Bob Phillips *

Leila Mehkeri

Luke Roussy



Al Carter *



David Knight *

Special Thanks to our Donors!


Peter Kastner & Carol Reid

GOLD BATON $1,000+

Dorothy Bakker & Danny Lui

Peter Hannam

Marilyn Kuhn & Zoltan Petrany

Theresa Lammer

Gerry & Suzanne Meinzer

Catherine & Jose Molina

Harold & Marilyn Quinn


SILVER BATON $500-$999


June Cauthers

Fred & Ruth Dahms

Marion Steele 

Kathleen & John Verdone


BRONZE BATON $250-$499

Barbara Alderson

Ian & Carol Blain

John Hofstee

Simon and Janice Irving

Marion Steele

Janet Takata

Judy Waldrum



Special Thanks to!

Dorothy Fisher

Our team of ticket takers

Joe Carere

Cynthia Davis

Danny & Dorothy Bakker

Larry Walsh, photography

David Knight, production

The Guelph Concert Band (for the loan of percussion instruments) 

All of our patrons and supporters!


FRIEND  $100-$249

Irene Berry

Frank & Janet Brewster

Aileen & John Campbell

Edwina & Neil Carson

David & Wilma Churchill

Malcolm & Marta Coutts

Nicole deFrancesco

Dorothy & Ken Fisher

Dianne Garrett

Judy Kingdon

Laurinda Lang

Rosanne Morris & Duncan MacKenzie

Anne Mattheson

Joe Ringhofer

Karen Slatkovsky

Kim Wakeford

Monika Wright


And to the

GSO Board of Directors

Lisa Kohlmeier, Chair
Danny Lui, Treasurer
Kim Wakeford, Corporate Secretary

Frank Brewster
Cynthia Davis
Shane Fernandes
Roger Garriock
Catherine Molina, ex-officio

Next Concert

 Season Finale Concert

Saturday April 29, 2023, 7:30pm- River Run Centre

Conductor, Michael Hall

GSO welcomes final Artistic Director Candidate, Michael Hall, to the podium, in a romantic programme of Debussy, Coleman, Bizet and John Williams. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s breath-taking Romeo-Juliet and Bernstein’s vibrant West Side Story. A true celebration of friendship, connection, and love.

Tickets available through the River Run Box Office or through the link below

Adults: $30/$40/$50

Under 30 :$30/$25/$20

Season Finale Concert – April 29, 2023

Dear Guelph Symphony Friends,

Selecting an Artistic Director is one of the most important decisions an orchestra can make. Your opinion as an audience member is valuable to us in this process. Be sure that you have signed up for our newsletter to receive the short survey on today’s candidate. Here is a link to our communications sign up page.