This is a fun and exciting symphonic club FREE to kids 6-13 and their accompanying parent(s) or grandparent(s).
Kindly sponsored by TD Canada Trust
Throughout the GSO concert year, a variety of participation events will be offered to our GSOKids Club members.
Join us at 2:50pm on Sunday afternoon, December 9th for an exciting woodwind instrument petting zoo followed by the live performance by the Guelph Symphony Orchestra in the main hall, featuring all your favourite holiday tunes and a fantastic lineup of young performers, including: The Guelph Youth Singers, the Blundell Brass, 15 yr old pianist Natania For and the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra!
Your child needs to be registered using the below form. Please note that space is limited so membership is on a first come first served basis.
Hansel and Gretel
Inspired by GSO supporter and Syrian Refugee Sponsor, Jim Estill, (CEO of Danby) and with the assistance of TD Canada Trust, GSOKids Club members were paired with similarly aged, recent immigrants. This musical adventure culminated in an onstage performance as angels and gingerbread children, in GSO’s February production of Hansel and Gretel.
GSOKids had the opportunity to take part in a 30 minute interactive workshop, led by GSO tuba player, Jon Rowsell, with a special appearance by our trumpet soloists, the Blundell family, and then joined us in the main hall to watch the second half of the concert; a fully costumed, 40 minute presentation of highlights from the Nutcracker, performed by the young artists of the Oakville Ballet.
“Meet the Musicians and their Instruments”
Periodically, during the GSO Concert Seasons, the kids (and parents) were introduced to the fascinating world of Musical Instruments by GSO musicians in the lobby of River Run Centre during the first half of a concert. They then joined the audience for the second half of the concert, to watch and hear these instruments in action.