Guelph Symphony Orchestra
The GSO is “Guelph’s Orchestra” and has been a supporter of the Guelph Youth Music Centre orchestras from early on. All of the youth orchestras have had annual opportunites to perform side-by-side with the GSO at the River Run Centre.
Last season, the GSO gave some of the most advanced violinists in the GYMC Youth Symphony opportunites to rehearse and perform as guest members of the GSO. They got a chance to play large symphonic works and concertos, and work with different conductors who were auditioning to be the artistic director of the GSO beginning in the 2011-2012 season.
The GSO’s support of youth orchestras in Guelph has reached a new level as it becomes an official partner with the GYMC in the sponsorship and development of the new Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra. GSO members will coach members of the GYSO. Side-by-side concerts and opportunities for advanced members of the GYSO to perform in GSO concerts will continue enthusiastically. The GSO will help promote the GYSO in the community. And the GSO will give not only its musical savy but financial backing as well.
In a particularly happy relationship, the GYSO’s new conductor Chris Cigolea is also the principal trumpet of the GSO.
Visit the GSO web site for more information... www.guelphsymphony.com