The Performance

HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte explores the life and career of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th Century’s most iconic musical figures, ahead of a screening of Maestro. In the film, Bradley Cooper directs and stars as Leonard Bernstein in a biographical drama that centers on his relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre. In her introduction, Abigail shares unique insights into Bernstein’s work, tumultuous personal life and his musical contemporaries, setting the stage for Maestro to round out the fascinating and often dramatic life of Leonard Bernstein. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7PM 
The Westdale Cinema (1014 King St W) 
Hosted by Abigail Richardson-Schulte

This event is part of the HPO’s annual Composer Festival, this year celebrating music by North American composers. We’re hosting a series of free and ticketed events in the community highlighting the artistic impact and career journeys of composers whose work has shaped the musical landscape in North America. Join your HPO musicians and Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte at venues across Hamilton and Burlington, culminating in our Mainstage concert Barber, Raum & Copland on March 23. 


Concert Program