Members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart’s Magic Flute at River Run Centre Saturday, March 30, 2019 Continue reading An orchestral adventure for kids
Martin, Burrows and Chatwood perform at River Run Centre Continue reading The Tea Party stops in Guelph on North American tour
Two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee performs at River Run Centre March 22, 2019. Continue reading Megan Bonnell: Music with emotion
Virtuoso guitarist brings internationally inspired music to River Run Centre March 23, 2019 Continue reading A world of sound with Jesse Cook
Famed musician and author talks about life in the arts at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON March 6, 2019 – Musician and author Ian Thomas rose to fame with his 1973 hit Painted Ladies and has enjoyed an illustrious career, winning a Juno award, four SOCAN awards and the prestigious UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award. The internationally acclaimed songwriter will discuss his life and career as part of River Run Centre’s Miijidaa Life Stories speaker series on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. During this Co-operators Hall presentation, Thomas discusses his more than four-decade career, from winning the 1974 Juno Award as Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year to penning songs performed by artists including Santana, America, Chicago, Bette Midler and Anne Murray. A… Continue reading A Life in Song with Ian Thomas
Guelph, ON January 28, 2019 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show. All youth ages 13 to 19 interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy. Under the guidance of River Run Centre’s technical, programming and marketing staff and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects… Continue reading Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight
Raine Hamilton String Trio brings ethereal sound to River Run Centre, February 6 GUELPH, ON January 23, 2019 – Featuring violin, guitar, cello and double bass, Raine Hamilton’s music has been described as “acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge.” Experience the power of Hamilton’s ethereal voice and outstanding songwriting when the Raine Hamilton String Trio performs at River Run Centre on Wednesday, February 6, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. Released in 2018, Hamilton’s second full-length album, Night Sky, features her outstanding talents on vocals, violin and guitar at the forefront of powerful and relatable songs written in both English and French. Night Sky’s 10 tracks balance between the earthly and otherworldly, reaching into… Continue reading Music ‘with an otherworldly edge’
Members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform kid-friendly performances of Sorcerer’s Apprentice at River Run Centre, February 2 GUELPH, ON January 18, 2019 – Experience a magical introduction to classical music for kids when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform Sorcerer’s Apprentice at River Run Centre on Saturday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences kids learn from and remember, with audience participation highly… Continue reading A magical introduction to classical music
Famed performer and songwriter comes to River Run Centre January 23, 2019 GUELPH, ON January 9, 2019 – Dan Hill is best known for his classic hit, Sometimes When We Touch, and has also shared his songwriting talents to help create countless gold and platinum recordings. The famed Grammy and Juno-Award winner will discuss his life and career as part of River Run Centre’s Miijidaa Life Stories speaker series on Wednesday, January 23, at 8 p.m. During an intimate Co-operators Hall conversation, audiences will get the chance to meet the award-winning singer, songwriter and author. With more than four-decades in the business, Hill enjoyed great success as a performing singer-songwriter and “behind the scenes” songwriter for many music superstars. Celine Dion performed his songs Seduces… Continue reading Dan Hill opens up about his life and work
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings acclaimed production Coppélia to River Run Centre Sunday, January 20 GUELPH, ON January 7, 2019 – Experience daring, bold and captivating ballet when Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings its acclaimed production Coppélia to River Run Centre on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of River Run Centre’s Showcase Series. First performed in 1870, Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest ballets. Renowned as a “comedy with love,” the ballet takes audiences into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toymaker who wishes he could bring his creations to life. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s production of Coppélia features emotional, fantastical storytelling presented through original choreography by Bengt Jörgen, the company’s co-founder and artistic… Continue reading Experience daring, bold and captivating ballet
Band makes a stop in Guelph on North American tour GUELPH, ON December 6, 2018 – One of Canada’s most celebrated alternative rock bands, The Tea Party, is back on the road with their most extensive North American tour in years to support their soon to be released 2019 album. The band takes the stage at River Run Centre on Friday, March 29 at 8 pm. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. Recent Canadian shows have sold out quickly, likely because Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows, and Stuart Chatwood are known for their mesmerizing stage presence, impeccable artistry and phenomenal musicianship. No surprise, with a career that spans over twenty years and includes nine major-label releases that have… Continue reading The Tea Party is back with an exclamation mark!
Country music star performs at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON October 26, 2018 – CCMA Fan’s Choice and 2-time Juno Award winning artist, Dean Brody, brings songwriting and storytelling to the stage on his Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour. The Canadian country music superstar performs at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series and sponsored by Country 106.7. This compelling, intimate acoustic performance showcases Brody’s depth as a songwriter and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Three of Brody’s sixteen CCMA Awards are for Songwriter of the Year, highlighting his reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music, guaranteeing a memorable… Continue reading Dean Brody stops in Guelph on his cross-Canada tour
Guelph, Ont., June 27, 2018 – It’s official. Bus rides to and from ticketed events at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre will continue to cost riders $1 for each one-way trip. On Monday night, City Council voted unanimously in favour of making the Special Event Fare program permanent. The program was introduced last September as a pilot program to increase ridership and assist in alleviating parking and traffic pressures in Guelph’s downtown core. To receive the $1 special event fare, riders must show their event ticket to the transit operator at the time of boarding. This is a savings of $2 per trip. The special event fare begins three hours prior to the event start time and continues until end of bus service on… Continue reading Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay
Guelph, ON May 23, 2018 – River Run Centre launched its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment today at a public announcement and celebration. This season has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and their Season Sponsor The Co-operators. “Today we are thrilled to share with you not only what stars we have aligned in our coming season, but also to share our thanks towards our very generous partners for their dedication to River Run and our community,” announced Theatre Manager Bill Nuhn. Hot off the heels of their 20th Anniversary Season and happy to share what is coming to the stage, staff, volunteers and community partners all joined in the festivities this afternoon. The launch showcased VIP experiences on a number… Continue reading River Run announces 2018-19 Season
GUELPH, ON, May 10, 2018 – River Run Centre will announce its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment at a FREE PUBLIC LAUNCH on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Several exciting additions to the season will be announced along with confirmation of a line-up that will offer the community a rich diversity of performing arts experiences from Guelph, across North America and from around the world. Discover what stars River Run Centre has aligned for you with the launch of their 2018-19 Season! The launch event will also feature a brief preview performance showcasing the quality, artistry and diversity of the coming season. WHAT Announcement of River Run Centre’s 2018-19 Season WHO City of Guelph Councillors Corporate sponsors and advertisers River Run Centre staff, volunteers, donors and… Continue reading River Run Centre: 2018-19 Season & SO much more!