The Nutcracker: A symphony of sounds for kids

October 31, 2019

Guelph Symphony Orchestra performs family-friendly concerts at River Run Centre

GUELPH, ON October 31, 2019 – Journey to a land of sweets and sugar plum fairies when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform The Nutcracker at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 16, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The kid-friendly performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series.

Wooly Kinderconcerts bring the symphony to life for kids through fun, interactive performances. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra share stories brought to life by works by great composers, introducing children aged five and under to a rich variety of sounds, concepts and instruments. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences with audience participation highly encouraged!

Set to a magical score by Russian composer Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is based on the classic ballet about a young girl as she falls asleep on Christmas Eve with her new nutcracker doll in arms. Soon, she is swept away to a land of sweets and sugar plum fairies, with classical music bringing her journey to life.

Storyteller Joe Ringhofer and special guest ballerina Bridget Walsh join the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for this performance of The Nutcracker. Instruments featured include violin, viola, cello, trumpet and piano.

Tickets to see The Nutcracker cost $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and those under 30, and $11 for children 14 and under. Admission includes a free coffee in Canada Company Hall as part of River Run Centre’s VIP Experience. Please note that everyone attending this performance must have a ticket, including infants and children. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at

The Nutcracker is presented by River Run Centre as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges 2019-2020 season sponsor, Richardson GMP.


Nicole Neufeld | Program Manager, Development and Marketing
City of Guelph
519-837-5662 ext. 2589
[email protected]

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