GSO Pop Up Orchestra Festival 2022

GSO will mount its annual Pop-Up Orchestra Festival from June 4th to June 25, 2022!  Members of the Guelph Symphony will mount a series of free concerts, in imaginative, unexpected and less formal settings, throughout our city, designed to engage, entertain and to be interactive.

We are excited to partner with Guelph Master Gardeners to present 45 minute performances in four spectacular private gardens and two community gardens. Each concert will be a boutique experience, as unique as the garden setting itself and feature selections reflecting a multiplicity of music.

2. Sunday June 12th, 2pm- "Centre Stage" (The Ward)

2. Sunday June 12th, 2pm- "Centre Stage" (The Ward)

"Chamber Music from the centre of the orchestra" featuring enchanting music for English Horn, String quartet and trumpet.Click on the photo above for more details.

3. Thursday June 16, 5pm, The Steggles' Garden- "String Serenade" (North-End)

3. Thursday June 16, 5pm, The Steggles' Garden- "String Serenade" (North-End)

An afternoon of light classics, featuring the GSO String Quintet, with special guest, oboist, David Vanbiesbrouck.

4. Wednesday June 22nd, 3pm-“ A Fanfare of Gold” (South- End)

4. Wednesday June 22nd, 3pm-“ A Fanfare of Gold” (South- End)

Music inspired by the beauty of brass quintets!

5. Community Concerts

5. Community Concerts

The Symphony will play a family friendly 'pop up" concert featuring fun and familiar music. Bring Your Own Chair Come, relax, enjoy and make some great memories!

6. Friday June 24th, 9pm-  "Music By Moonlight" (South-End)

6. Friday June 24th, 9pm- "Music By Moonlight" (South-End)

"Music inspired by Love" "From Debussy to Rachmaninoff, performed in a magical, illuminated garden!

The GSO Pop Up Orchestra Festival will wrap up with three performances at Andrews’ Scenic Acres

 

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See you at Royal City Park!

Located across the street from the Boathouse

(116 Gordon St).

 

June 4th Park Concert, 2pm

Raindate is Sunday June 5th, 2pm)

 

Seating at each concert is limited.

All concerts will follow government prescribed guidelines based on the time and location of the event and the current regulations that apply. 

Patrons will be informed at 9am, on the morning of the concert, should we have to reschedule the concert due to inclement weather.

Why aren't the exact addresses of all the gardens posted?

We are only making this information available to registered guests in order to control gathering sizes.

 

What is the ticket price for each of the concerts listed below?

Rather than charge a standard admission fee for each concert (and to make these concerts truly accessible), all but the Grand Opening Concert, are free. Patrons are welcome to make a donation to the orchestra. Here is the link to our donation page.

What will happen once I have made my reservation?

 You will receive an email confirmation and within 36 hours you will be sent a ticket with your QR code.

 

What if I am on a waiting list?

 You will be first in line, if we are able to add a second performance or if a spot becomes available.

 

In Person Concerts

All concerts will follow government prescribed guidelines based on the time and location of the event and the current regulations that apply. 
If you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms at the time of the event, we ask that you kindly stay home to protect the artists and fellow patrons. 

These safety measures are subject to change based on the Provincial Government regulations prescribed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“It was wonderful to attend last week’s concert. The song selections were lovely, complimenting the setting perfectly!”

Holly L.

Thanks for organizing the garden concert series. It is so inspiring to hear live music again.

David & Wilma