PROGRAMME

Gold and Silver Waltz, Lehar

Frühlingsstimmen Waltz (Voices of Spring), Strauss II

Symphony in C, 3rd mvt, Marianne Martinez

Je veux vivre, Gounod *

Mein Herr Marquis, Strauss II *

Merry Widow Overture, Lehar

-Intermission-

Hungarian Dance no. 3 Brahms

Hungarian Dance no. 4 Brahms

Hungarian Dance no. 5 Brahms

Radetzky March, Strauss Sr.

The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss II

O mio babbino caro, Puccini *

Glitter and Be Gay, Bernstein *

Auld Lang Syne, Robert Burns

*Midori Marsh, Soprano

Adam Johnson, Conductor

Adam Johnson, Conductor

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.

 

Midori Marsh, Soprano

A “polished and poised performer” with “a truly gorgeous,
expressive sound”,  Midori Marsh is a known quantity in the
Canadian opera scene, performing with Tapestry Opera,
Against the Grain Theatre, the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, the NAC Orchestra, and more.

While at the COC, Midori was seen as Nella in Gianni Schicchi,                   the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Annina in La traviata,            Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Frasquita in Carmen.

In 2020, Midori was named one of the CBC’s “30 hot
classical musicians under 30” and in 2022 she was
nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her portrayal
of Papagena in the COC’s 2022 production of The Magic
Flute. She took first prize at the 2023 Quilico awards, was a
semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 Laffont
competition, and a 2023 Lotte Lenya finalist.

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days o’ lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne,

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne!

Our Orchestra

First Violins

Jose Molina, Concertmaster*

Margaret Zak

Yonhee Chang

Peter Carter

Jef ten Kortenaar

Bridget Walsh

Alexis Brett

 

Second Violins

Elayne Ras *

Philipp Samutin

Valerie Sylvester

Alison Feuerwerker

Orsi Szalados

Janine Smith

 

* Principal Player

 

Violas

Catherine Molina  *

 Sheila Smyth

Ron Dolynchuk

David Wadley

 

Violoncelli 

Marlena Tureski *

John Helmers

Keren Canche

Yvon Arseneault

Harrison Andropolis

 

Double Basses 

Mac VanDuzer*

Ralph Blackman 

Art Lang

Flutes

Madison Deppe*

Christoph Kessel

Oboes

David Vanbiesbrouck*

Paul Goeglein

 

Clarinets

Larry Moser *

Tilly Kooyman

 

Bassoons

Simion Ciobanu *

Iulia Tiba

 

Trumpets

Andras Molnar *

Dorothy Vreeswyk- Kidd

 

Horns

Tony Snyder * 

Kim Christensen

Deborah Stroh

Jeryl Phillips

Trombones

Bob Phillips *

Leila Mehkeri

Luke Roussy

Tuba

Al Carter *

Timpani 

David Knight *

Percussion

Rich Burrows

Ryan MacKinnon

Harp

Nikki Chang

 

Special Thanks to our Donors!

PLATINUM BATON $2500+

Theresa Wall

GOLD BATON $1,000- $2499

Friends of the Guelph Symphony (FOGS)

Frank & Janet Brewster

Dorothy Bakker & Danny Lui

Peter Hannam

Adam Johnson

Marilyn Kuhn & Zoltan Petrany

Theresa Lammer

Gerry & Suzanne Meinzer

Catherine & Jose Molina

Harold & Marilyn Quinn

Stephen Salt

 

SILVER BATON $500-$999

Anonymous

June Cauthers

David & Janet Knight

 

BRONZE BATON $250-$499

Barbara Alderson

Ian & Carol Blain

Jane Caspers

Simon and Janice Irving

Heather Moore

Marion Steele

Janet Takata

Sylvia & Glen Tarlin

Butch & Judy Waldrum

Special Thanks to!

Dorothy & Ken Fisher

Danny & Dorothy Bakker

Shane Fernandes

Trina Koster, Photography

Larry Walsh, Photography

Ann & Andras Molnar

Carol Sammut

John & Elizabeth Steggles

David Knight, production

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

All of our patrons and supporters!  

 

FRIEND  $100-$249

Heather Beecroft

Irene Berry

Aileen & John Campbell

Edwina & Neil Carson

David & Wilma Churchill

Malcolm & Marta Coutts

Jeanne Forsythe

Paul, Rebecca & Sandra Forte

Nicole deFrancesco

Dorothy & Ken Fisher

Collin & Marjorie Jutzi

Judy Kingdon

Rosanne Morris & Duncan MacKenzie

Anne Mattheson

Joe Ringhofer

Robert Tims

 

And to the

GSO Board of Directors

Lisa Kohlmeier, Chair
Danny Lui, Treasurer

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