GSO in the Community

Equinox Barn Celebration, Sunday, September 24, 2017. Wonderful to perform Appalachian Spring, in the (extremely warm) barn of Zocalo farm … It was a real celebration of people committed to changing the world-organic farmers, brewers and vintners, environmentalists, and restaurant owners who want to make a difference. And all for such a good cause; the Grand River Conservation Foundation!

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Continuing our partnership from the last two years, our audience and GSO musicians were invited to bring the true spirit of Christmas to the Holiday Classics concert on Dec 11, 2016, by bringing an unwrapped new toy for the Children’s Foundation’s Adopt-a-Family toy drive. Adopt-A-Family is part of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington


Three full bags of toys and games AND a giant Teddy were delivered by Ron Dolynchuk, GSO viola, to Sheila Robinson, volunteer with Adopt-A-Family (Both pictured)


The Guelph Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual 5K Classical Run & Walk on Wednesday July 12th 2017 at 8:30pm.

Click here 5K Classical Run for more details


GSO participated in the Guelph Children’s Foundation’s Southwestern Ontario Amazing Race which raised $68,000 for Children’s programs in our city. At our station “Play that Tune or Name that Tune”, teams had a choice to learn to play Twinkle Twinkle on a violin together (with one team member playing the notes and the other guiding the bow over the strings) or to correctly identify ten pieces from a list of fifty . Such a fun day!

Click here Amazing Race for more details


Once again, the GSO’s contribution to the River Run Centre’s open house for Culture Days was a rousing success. Stationed in the spacious Canada Company Hall, kids and parents sat with orchestra members as they played. There were entertaining instrument demonstrations with hands-on experience, and even lessons in humming along to Beethoven which culminated in a lobby performance of ‘Ode to Joy’ with the orchestra.

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Here is a link to a beautiful story in pictures of Keira’s Culture Days’ experience!
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