There is snow on the ground and twinkle lights on trees, which means, if you haven’t already, it’s time to think about holiday gifts you may want to exchange with loved ones. The HPO is here to help! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite gift ideas for the music fan in your life.

The Hockey Sweater CD

HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte composed the score for the classic Canadian story The Hockey Sweater, which has since been performed by nearly all major orchestras in the country! Now you can listen to the beautiful score anytime with the newly released CD and digital download featuring the HPO and Gemma New conducting with author Roch Carrier narrating.

Composer Lego Figures

Do you know a budding musician who also loves Lego? Maybe you’re looking for something special for your favourite music teacher? Really, anyone will love a Lego figure of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert or Mahler!

Gift of Music

Skip the plastic packaging and non-recyclable wrapping paper and give an experience this holiday season with the Gift of Music! For a limited time, purchase an HPO 3 or 5- Concert Package as a gift and receive a FREE ticket for yourself.

Für Elise Pendant

A portion of sheet music from Beethoven’s beloved Für Elise captured in a beautiful pendant! The perfect gift for your favourite jewellery-wearing piano teacher or really any Beethoven fan in your life.

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

A long-time music critic for the New Yorker, Alex Ross’ first book The Rest is Noise is essential reading for anyone interested in music. Ross dives deep into the nuances of 20th-century music and its impact on the wider culture. Sure, you can buy this book online, but we recommend heading to either of Epic Books’ locations (Locke St. and Sherman Ave.) to pick up a copy for your favourite music lover.