Each season, the HPO adopts a local school, offering workshops with Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, guest speaker and masterclass visits by HPO musicians, a performance by an HPO ensemble, attendance at an orchestra rehearsal and complimentary tickets to attend HPO mainstage concerts at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place).
The 21-22 Season partner school is W. H. Ballard Elementary School.
To learn more about the program, contact HPO Education Manager Megan Benjafield.
Past Adopt-a-School participating schools
- 20-21 Season: Bennetto Elementary School
- 19-20 Season: Hess Street Elementary School and Waterdown District High School
- 18-19 Season: Saltfleet District High School
- 17-18 Season: Sherwood Secondary School
- 16-17 Season: Glendale Secondary School