GSO Pop Up Orchestra Festival

GSO mounted its 2nd Pop-Up Orchestra Festival From January 19th to February 8th, 2020,  members of the Guelph Symphony mounted a series of free concerts, in imaginative, unexpected and less formal settings, throughout our city, designed to engage, entertain and to be interactive.


GSO – An Afternoon of Wizardry- Sunday January 19th, 2020 3pm & 4pm featuring music from Harry Potter with free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum: musical magic, specially tailored to young families.

GSO- at the Guelph Community Health Centre, Thursday January 30th, 2020, noon.

Classical Music you didn’t know that you knew, from the movies and cartoons!

GSO-  Coffee Cantata at a Coffee Shop! Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St, Friday  January 31st, 2020, noon

Coffee was once thought to be a devilish drink unfit for children, women and man concerned about their virility! We presented excerpts from Bach’s work with reimagined and updated lyrics.

GSO- Violin and Harpsichord Virtuosity Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St, Tuesday February 4th, 2020, noon

Guelph-born violinist Edwin Huizinga is quickly establishing a reputation as one of North America’s most versatile violinists, performing with musicians from all kinds of genres, worldwide. Joined by virtuoso harpsichordist, Elliot Figg, this dynamic duo  shared their passion for presenting concerts in a new way!

GSO- Masterclass with Edwin Huizinga – Tuesday February 4th, 2020, 7pm, St. Georges Anglican Church

Talented young violinists from the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra and our city performed for Violin Master, and GSO Guest Conductor, Edwin Huizinga!

GSO- Hockey Night at the Sleeman Centre! Wednesday February 5th, 2020, 7pm, 50 Woolwich St.

The brass section of our orchestra presented fanfares and sports inspired music in Guelph’s Sleeman Centre!

GSO at Sacred Heart School, Thursday February 6th, 2020, 9:30am

From Baroque to fiddling classics: music that electrifies!

GSO- at the Guelph Public Library, Thursday February 6th, 2020, 11:30am

Join us for a concert, in a relaxed setting, featuring well known classical tunes inspired by story-telling!

GSO- at DanceTheatre David Earle Thursday February 6th, 2020 @ 8:30pm

Be inspired to move to the music at the home of the nationally renowned  Dance Theatre David Earle, 42 Quebec St. Led by Edwin Huizinga, violinist and the dance soloists DanceTheatre David Earle will present a ‘container’ of material based on musical & choreographic phrases from the Four Seasons for students  (and interested audience members) to create & perform together.

GSO- at the University of Guelph-Friday February 7th- noon, at the University Centre, in the Centre Courtyard.

GSO- Barber of Seville in a Barbershop!– Saturday February 8th, 2020, 1pm, Black and White Barbers, 55 Wyndam St N

Enjoy some light-hearted and hilarious musical moments from Rossini’s most popular opera, in Figaro’s dream Barbershop!