HPO’s vibrant 17-18 Season features a selection of engaging community events, Gemma New’s contemporary music concert and a made in Hamilton cross-genre performance.

HAMILTON, ON – On Thursday April 5 the HPO presents Beyond Time and Place at Wilson Concert Hall at McMaster University. Music Director Gemma New hosts this new music concert featuring her favourite acclaimed Canadian and American contemporary composers. The repertoire explores the colours and contemporary sounds of far off lands and peoples.

On Wednesday, April 11 HPO’s String Trio heads to Dundas to perform at Carnegie Gallery as a part of the Gallery Series. This free event is hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte and the gallery curator. The evening starts with a presentation of the gallery’s current art exhibition. Stay for the post-concert reception and meet the musicians and gallery curators.

On Wednesday, April 18 Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte hosts another edition of the Seniors’ Talk and Tea. This engaging talk and musical demonstration explores the music from April 19’s mainstage concert. Patrons enjoy coffee, tea, treats and special access to HPO’s rehearsal in the Great Hall.

On Thursday, April 19 James Sommerville returns to FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) to conduct Dvořák’s famous New World Symphony in an evening featuring the works of celebrated Bohemian composers. Guest artist and pianist Conrad Tao performs Bartók’s folk melody-filled Piano Concerto No. 3.

On Friday, April 27 the Indie Series features Twin Within at The Music Hall (Formerly New Vision United Church). This series pairs Hamilton’s emerging artists with HPO musicians for an innovative, cross-genre concert. Following in the tradition of the Beach Boys and Simon and Garfunkel, Twin Within features seamless vocal blend and smooth harmonies with guitar and keyboard ambience.

For tickets and more information order online at or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

Beyond Time and Place
April 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
Wilson Concert Hall at MacMaster University
Tickets: $15

Gallery Series
April 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
Carnegie Gallery (10 King St. W., Dundas)
Tickets: FREE; RSVP required

Seniors’ Talk and Tea: From the New World
April 18, 2018 at 11:00am
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)
Tickets: $10

From the New World
April 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (1 Summers Ln.)
Tickets: $10-67 hpoGO Tickets: $19

Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm

Indie Series feat. Twin Within
April 27, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Music Hall (Formerly New Vision United Church)
Tickets: $20

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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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