GSO 2017-18 tickets are available through the River Run Centre 519 763-3000
Sunday, February 11, 2018 “HUMPERDINCK’S HANSEL AND GRETEL”.
GSO presents a semi-staged production of this much-loved opera, featuring an all-Canadian cast of Soprano Lida Szkwarek, Mezzo-soprano Pascale Spinney, and Soprano Cheryl Hickman, the orchestral debut of the GSOKids and GSOBridge Children’s Chorus, and featuring sets designed by Guelph Young Artists. Staged by one of the most celebrated Gretels of her generation, director Linda Kitchen.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 REQUIEM AT THE BASILICA OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE. GSO returns for the 3rd season to Guelph’s acoustically stunning Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate for a special community performance on Palm Sunday. Performance will include the Organ Symphony of Saint Saens with soloist, Joe Carere!
Saturday, April 28, 2018 SEASON FINALE: THE RITE OF SPRING GSO brings you back in time to Paris, 1913, as we recreate the brilliantly controversial and electrify first performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The riotous premiere of this magnificent work forever changed the path of 20th Century art and music. We will begin the performance with a concert talk onstage with the orchestra, followed by an reenactment of that controversial event, before a complete performance of one of most exciting masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire.
Tickets on sale through the River Run Centre, 519 763-3000
Saturday, October 21, 2017 SEASON OPENING GALA – PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST For the first time, a curated spontaneous art+symphonic program featuring International Guest Principal Dancer Zdenek Konvalina. Mr. Konvalina, one of the most celebrated dancers of his generation, equally excelled as an abstract expressionist painter. You will experience live, the creation of a painting by Mr. Konvalina, as the orchestra performs music that had a significant impact on his dance career. GSO Concerto Finalist violinist Leslie Ashworth performs the music of one of Mr. Konvalina’s signature ballets, the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2.
*Join the city’s cultural leaders for an exclusive, pre-concert dinner in Cooperator’s Hall, and a private performance by our guest soloists, joined at the piano by Artistic Director, Judith Yan (separate ticket required)
Sunday, December 10, 2017. A WINTER WONDERLAND. Click here to purchase tickets online http://riverrun.ca/whats-on/gso-a-winter-wonderland/
Acclaimed Canadian Baritone Kevin Aichele joins GSO to deliver the best of the holiday season. This special concert features music by Handel, Messiah, Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky, along with your favourite Irving Berlin classics made famous Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Winter
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (excerpts)
Berlin White Christmas
I’ll be home for Christmas
Torme and Wells Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Hue Fantasie for Flute (conducted by Dylan Langan)
Milton Barnes Hanukkah Suite (with Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dylan Langan
Handel Sing-along Hallelujah Chorus (The Messiah)
Guest Soloist Baritone Kevin Aichele *
Guest Soloist Flautist Jillian Carney *
Guest Dancers Raven Sommerhalder and Noah Becks-D’Souza
Conductors Judith Yan and Dylan Langan
Acclaimed Canadian Baritone Kevin Aichele joins GSO to deliver the best of the
holiday season. This special concert features music by Handel, Messiah, Vivaldi, and
Tchaikovsky, along with your favourite Irving Berlin classics made famous Bing Crosby,
Danny Kaye and Nat King Cole. Concert concludes with our traditional Carol Sing-along!
Also featured are the talented young musicians from the Guelph Youth Symphony
Orchestra, Flautist Jillian Carney (GSO Under-23 Concerto Winner),
Monday, January 1, 2018. DREAMS OF VIENNA. Bring in 2018 with your favourite Viennese classics by Strauss and Lehar, and arias from Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Puccini’s Tosca. Our New Year’s guest is the multi-talented Soprano Ambur Braid - she has not only been featured by the Canadian Opera Company but has opened for superstar Tony Bennett. One of the most exciting new artists of her generation, Toronto Star described Ms. Braid has having “deliver(ed) the trifecta of crystalline high notes, blissfully graceful vocal cadenzas and deep emotional intensity”.