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GSO 2016-17 tickets are available through the River Run Centre 519 763-3000

 

Guelph Symphony Orchestra 2016-17 Season

Season Opening Gala: All Hallow’s Eve Ball – October 29, 2016 (Click here to purchase pre-concert Gala Dinner tickets)
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – December 11, 2016
New Year’s Day Concert  – January 1, 2017
Musicians’ Choice: Brahms Symphony No. 1 – February 12, 2017
GSO at the Basilica: Verdi’s Requiem – April 9, 2017
Audience Choice: Elgar and Estacio – April 29, 2017

Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:30pm
SEASON OPENING GALA – ALL HALLOW’S EVE BALL      Elegant Pre-Concert Gala Dinner; Separate Ticket $150
We open our season with a gala performance, featuring symphonic masterpieces inspired by All Hallow’s
Eve. Music by Mussorgsky, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens and Poulenc. Featuring: Canadian Piano Duo
Anagnoson and Kinton, and Special Surprise Guests from the Guelph Community | River Run Centre

Join us in the lobby, immediately following the concert, for an after party for the entire audience, generously sponsored by the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre and Stonehammer Brewing!

Anagnoson and Kinton

Sunday, December 11, 2016 3pm
TCHAIKOVSKY’S -THE NUTCRACKER
Featuring: Young Artists of Oakville Ballet performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (Act I Family Scene),
Trumpet Trio of Matisse, Aled, and Maslin Blundell performing Telemann’s Concerto for 3 Trumpets, and
the Guelph Youth Singers (Director Markus Howard). e concert includes the annual carol sing-a-long
with audience | River Run Centre

Sunday, January 1, 2017 3pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY CONCERT – WITH SOPRANO JENNIFER MAINES
Featuring: Canadian soprano Jennifer Maines, winner of the 2015 Austrian Music eatre Prize Best
Leading Actress. Her recent performance as Senta in Wagner’s Der fliegende Hollander was described by
Musical America as “a force of nature with a voice of incredible power, e ortless throughout its range.”
Also on the programme will be Viennese classics by Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr., and Franz Lehar | River
Run Centre

Sunday, February 12, 2017 3pm
MUSICIANS’ CHOICE: BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1
On the programme is the GSO musician’s choice of Brahm’s Symphony No. 1. To celebrate the 15th
anniversary of GSO’s Under-23 Concerto Competition, we will be featuring winners from both the strings
and piano categories.| River Run Centre

Sunday, April 9, 2017 3pm
VERDI’S REQUIEM at the BASILICA
With Guest Soloists: soprano Cheryl Hickman and mezzo Nina Yoshida Nelsen, tenor, Ernesto Ramirez and bass Adam Lau. Guest Choir: University of
Guelph Choirs (Director Dr. Marta McCarthy) | Basilica Our Lady of the Immaculate

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm

AUDIENCE CHOICE: ELGAR and ESTACIO
2016/17 season ends with audience and orchestra’s choice of Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Canadian
composer John Estacio’s “A Wondrous Light”. Also featured is the Grand Winner of the 2016 GSO Under-
23 Concerto Competition, pianist Coral Solomon | River Run Centre

 

 

 

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