It’s springtime in Paris as HPO brings elegant works by Ravel & Stravinsky to the mainstage. This concert also features our own Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski as soloist for Prokofiev’s iconic Violin Concerto.

HAMILTON, ON – On Tuesday, April 9, the Gallery Series returns to Grimsby Public Art Gallery.  Featuring HPO’s Brass Quintet and hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, this  talk and chamber performance starts with a presentation of the gallery’s current exhibition. Patrons are welcome to stay after the performance and meet the musicians and gallery curator.

On Friday, April 26, Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte hosts another edition of Seniors’ Talk and Tea. This insightful talk and musical demonstration explores the music of Ravel & Stravinsky, featured on the following evening’s mainstage. Patrons enjoy coffee, tea, treats and special access to HPO’s rehearsal in the Great Hall.

On Saturday, April 27, Conductor Nathan Brock leads the HPO in an elegant evening of music on the mainstage. Ravel & Stravinsky transports concertgoers to halls of Paris as we explore works for dance through an impressionist lens. HPO Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski performs Prokofiev’s witty and iconic Violin Concerto while The Pulcinella Suite concludes this concert by playfully bringing the music to life with dancers from Hamilton’s Academy of Performing Arts.

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

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Tuesday, April 9th 2019 at 7:30 pm
Grimsby Public Art Gallery (18 Carnegie Lane)
Tickets: $15

Senior’s Talk and Tea
Friday, April 26th at 11 am
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)
Tickets: $12

Ravel & Stravinsky
Saturday, April 27th 2019 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
Tickets: $10 – 71

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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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