GSO is dedicated to engaging youth in their pursuit and love of music. Our initiatives include a partnership between The Guelph Symphony Orchestra and the Guelph Youth Music Centre to launch the new Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra. We also have our Under-23 Concerto Competition, which has been running since 2002. New this year is GSO’s Kinderconcerts, in partnership with River Run Centre.
We now offer a special price to concert-goers under 30 years of age. People under 30 can purchase a $35 ticket for only $17 and a Jan 1, 2013 $45 ticket for only $23. Tickets can be purchased either online or in person and require proof of age at the time of collection.
Purchase online at River Run website, call the box office at (519) 763-3000 or visit the box office at 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph.
High school students can purchase a ticket for only $5 with a valid Student ID card.
Students and Children
For our next generation of concert goers, the GSO offers a Student rate of 50% off the regular ticket price and a flat rate for Children of $10 per ticket. See Buy Tickets for details.
Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert
For the past seven seasons, the GSO has featured the Guelph Youth Music Centre’s student orchestras in an annual side-by-side concert. We are pleased to announce that the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra (Chris Cigolea, Conductor) will once again join us on stage on Sunday February 24th, 2013 at River Run Centre.
GSO partners with GYMC to launch the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra
New youth orchestra for Guelph (article from the GuelphTribune)
A new orchestra for young people in Guelph is being formed and will hold auditions in September. The Guelph Symphony Orchestra and the Guelph Youth Music Centre are partners in the new Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra, whose inaugural music director is Guelph resident Chris Cigolea, the GSO’s principal trumpet player.
The music centre will provide financial backing and a home for the GYSO, which will rehearse and perform in the centre’s Recital Hall. The new orchestra will also have access to the centre’s resources, including the orchestra music library inherited from the former Guelph Youth Orchestra, a news release said. The music centre’s Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras, directed by Jef ten Kortenaar, will continue to develop young players and prepare them for eventual membership in the GYSO. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will coach young members of the GYSO, and the adult orchestra will help promote the GYSO in the community and offer some financial and organizational support, the release said.
There will also be opportunities for advanced members of the GYSO to perform in GSO concerts. Students with at least Grade 8 musical proficiency are encouraged to join the orchestra, which will provide “invaluable training in orchestral and ensemble playing,” the release said. Subsidies and family discounts are available, and GYSO members will be eligible for special Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival scholarships, it said. “The GYSO is Guelph’s own youth orchestra and intends to be a high-quality, full symphony orchestra that enriches the youth of Guelph and surrounding communities,” the release said. “It will be important for our community’s youth and a vital component of Guelph’s musical life, both present and future.” For more information, visit http://gyso.ca