HAMILTON, ON –The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce its annual fundraising event, A Worldwide Journey of Wine and Music. This exciting event takes place at The Hamilton Club on Thursday, May 7 at 6pm featuring music, food and wine from around the world.

Guests are invited to join the HPO and Hamilton Club to take a voyage through the culinary and musical landscapes of Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Argentina and Canada. Wander from room to room in the historic Hamilton Club and enjoy food and wine selections based on the specialties of each region. Throughout the night, HPO ensembles perform pieces of music featuring the unique musical styles of each country.

“After the success of last season’s gala when we celebrated James Sommerville, we’re excited to partner with the Hamilton Club to offer our supporters and patrons a new way of experiencing symphonic music, food and wine, all in support of our city’s professional orchestra,” says Executive Director Carol Kehoe.

Hamilton Club Chef Michael Vogt gives guests the sense of travel through the gastronomic delights while HPO chamber ensembles perform the works of European, South American and Canadian composers. Guests can also bid on unique experiences, like a private concert in your home or lunch for you and five friends with HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte as she hosts her Classical 101 talk and piano demonstration in her home.

A Worldwide Journey of Wine and Music
The Hamilton Club (6 Main St. E.)
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6pm – 10:30pm

Ticket Information
Tickets are $125 and are available online at staginghpo.wpengine.com, by calling 905.526.7756 or in person at the HPO Box Office in FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (10 MacNab St. S.).

Media Contact:

Diana Weir, Director, Communications and Development | Tel: 905.526.1677 x230 | Email: dweir@hpo.org

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.