HAMILTON, ON – The HPO is proud to release our recording of The Hockey Sweater, composed by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte and based on the beloved story by Roch Carrier who narrates on the recording.

This is the first recording of The Hockey Sweater, which Richardson-Schulte first composed in 2012 after being commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. It has since become a staple of Canadian orchestras having been performed by nearly every major orchestra in the country. The HPO recording took place in late 2018 with our Music Director Gemma New conducting. We are so excited that this monumental recording happened here in Hamilton with Richardson-Schulte, a long-time Dundas resident receiving national recognition for her phenomenal work.

Physical and digital copies of The Hockey Sweater are on sale now through the Canadian Music Centre. The HPO will have copies for sale at our December 21 performance The Snowman.

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About the HPO: The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1884 as The Hamilton Orchestral Society and grew to become one of Canada’s major professional orchestras. Today, the HPO is a leader in Hamilton’s robust arts community where it provides professional orchestral services and music education programs to address the needs of the community. The HPO continues to commission and premiere works and is one of the artistic jewels of the Hamilton area. The combined musical talents of its artists continue to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.


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