We are thrilled to have Joe Ringhofer as the pre-concert presenter for our Finale concert. Joe is no stranger to our GSO audiences. In addition to his role as a pre-concert presenter, and GSOkids’ presenter, Joe has acted as the engaging narrator at GSO’s free, Museum Outreach Concerts and our New Year’s Concert of Fledermaus, with the Studio Ensemble of the Canadian Opera Company.
Since 1976, Mr. Ringhofer has served as examiner and Chief Examiner for the Royal Conservatory. In addition, he has presented workshops on music theory to teacher groups across Canada. Mr. Ringhofer has authored and co-authored numerous books on music history, rudiments and musicianship, including the exciting new history textbook series Explorations 1, 2 and 3 published by the Frederick Harris Music Company.
In 2008, he launched Music Without Borders: Music Theory Online with Joe Ringhofer, a bold new initiative in long-distance learning. He has also championed the Teacher Mentorship Program, offering theory teachers to audit his online classes from a pedagogical viewpoint and a unique online program, Opera on a Sunday Afternoon
This salon-type series explores three of the operas being broadcast this season in HD by the Metropolitan Opera to theatres around the world (including nearby Barrie and Collingwood). Opera like you’ve never experienced it before!