HAMILTON, ON—The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) and Music Director Gemma New present the latest multidisciplinary concert experience, Intimate & Immersive: Escape to Paradise on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm at the Studio (FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane). In this unconventional format, concert-goers are seated around the orchestra only feet from the musicians. Audience members are encouraged to switch seats between pieces to hear each work from a new perspective.

Augmented by multimedia projections created by artist Tony Vieira, this program evokes the music of rich and vibrant landscapes. Feel waves of colour wash over you and enjoy lose yourself in sensation, perception and experience.

Music on this program includes acclaimed compositions from some of the most exciting contemporary composers of our time. Featuring works by renowned composer Jose Evangelista, 2018 JUNO Award winning composer, Jocelyn Morlock, and New Zealand born sensation Salina Fisher, this concert is a must-see for new music aficionados and newcomers alike.

Supported by SOCAN Foundation, this interactive concert is the first of two events scheduled in the 2018-19 Season, and gives new audiences an opportunity to experience the HPO in a unique, casual environment. Concertgoers can mingle, enjoy a drink and speak with the Conductor and musicians throughout the evening.

Ticket Information:

 Intimate & Immersive: Escape to Paradise
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Doors and bar open at 6:30pm
Music begins at 7:30pm

The Studio (FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane)
Tickets are $25 (plus HST) and can be purchased online at, by calling 905.526.7756 or in person at the HPO Box Office in Hamilton Place at 10 MacNab Street South.

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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 premier 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.

Media Contacts:

Christina Volpini
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 226

Kim Varian
Director, Development and Communications
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 222