Hamilton, ON – On Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm HPO honours Remembrance Day with a very special performance in commemoration of World War I’s centenary, From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). The HPO is proud to thank and honour our community’s veterans and military families at this concert and this year, courtesy of Pioneer Energy, we have over 200 military personnel and their families joining us.

Led by Music Director Gemma New, this concert features vivacious and popular music of the early 1900s. Tenor Doug LaBrecque brightens the stage with his impeccable vocal stylings and flair for the music of early Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and golden age jazz, and a special appearance by the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Guest artists include the Bach Elgar Choir and the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.

Called “one of the most prolific concert performers of his generation,” Doug LaBreque been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The San Francisco Symphony, among many others.  Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, a role he also performed in Canada and Chicago.  He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

In partnership with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, a special WWI pilot-focused exhibit will be displayed in the mezzanine. This concert program gives our community an opportunity to pay reverence to the veterans and military families of the Canadian Forces, honouring them with these compelling works.

Ticket Information

From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)

Gemma New, conductor
Doug LaBreque, tenor
Bach Elgar Choir, guest artist
Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm
Tickets: $25-$67
hpoGO Tickets: $19

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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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