GSO in the News

Gurdeep Pandher at the Arboretum with Guelph Symphony

On a joy tour, Gurdeep Pandher is bringing the positivity of his bhangra dancing from social media to in-person events across the country.

Pandher, who is Sikh-Canadian, sparked interest during the pandemic by posting videos online of him dancing to traditional folk music and dance called bhangra.

He lives in the Yukon, but on Tuesday Pandher made his stop in Guelph at the Arboretum to team up with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra (GSO).

Catherine Molina, general manager of GSO, said she has always wanted to work with Pandher and the last minute opportunity presented itself.

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Ontario Trillium Grant Recognition Event

Guelph, ON – On Friday September 23, the Guelph Symphony held an event via Zoom to celebrate the received a $24,000 Community Building Fund- Operating Steam Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help us continue delivering experiences for the community by retaining staff, as we build and recover from the impacts of Covid-19.
This grant allowed GSO to retain key staff to plan and oversee re-imagined performances, engage with patrons, audiences, players, and our community. Thanks to the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, people of all ages have been able to access online visits and short live performances.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Catherine Molina, General Manager of the Guelph Symphony. “At a time when concert halls were closed and indoor events extremely limited, this grant has allowed us to continue to be in a position to engage with patrons, audiences, players and our community and to continue to serve our community through a difficult period.”
One of the organization’s most important mandate is to make outreach services available to all, at no cost or subsidized, offering equal access for all to this great art form. GSO believes that music has the ability to unite people, with the potential to reduce or even eliminate socio- economic differences, and so feels it is important to keep the presence of music ever available in our community. To read more about our programs, please visit
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.

 Guelph Symphony launches new season at River Run Centre, October 2nd.

Guelph Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 22-23 Season on October 2nd, with a program that highlights the power and beauty of a full orchestra.
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, (star of the CBC Documentary, “Disrupter Conductor”), will lead the orchestra, as we resume the final steps in our search for the next Artistic Director of Guelph Symphony. Candidates two through six will each conduct a concert this season and the new Director will be announced in May!
“We have called our 2022-23 concert series “In Search of Joy”, as a tribute to the power of music to captivate and foster positivity and a strong sense of connection!” said Catherine Molina, the orchestra’s General Manager.
All concerts in the 2022-23 Season will be one hour long, without intermission. GSO now offers tiered pricing at River Run Centre..

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