The HPO is thrilled to announce that our annual Community Recital returns this season to St Paul’s United Church in Dundas on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2pm.

Community Recital Theme: North American Composers

Community musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to perform a movement or short work by a North American-based composer of their choosing.  

This event is an opportunity for community musicians to perform in a welcoming space for an audience of their peers, friends and family. Please note that this is a non-adjudicated, community outreach event for amateur musicians and students; more seasoned musicians are also encouraged to participate if interested. This event is FREE for both performers and audience members.  

Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte hosts the HPO Community Recital with a special performance from an HPO ensemble!

The Community Recital is part of the HPO’s annual Composer Festival. The 23-24 Composer Festival highlights and celebrates composers from across North America with a focus on those in the 20th and 21st Century. More details about the festival and full events lineup will be announced in the New Year.

The 23-24 Composer Festival culminates in our Mainstage performance Barber, Raum & Copland with soloist Erika Raum.

Barber, Raum and Copland

Barber, Raum & Copland

Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

About the Concert: Aaron Copland’s iconic and rejuvenating Appalachian Spring illustrates the themes of family, love and life this concert highlights. The soul-stirring melody of Barber’s evocative Adagio for Strings opens the performance on an introspective note, while T. Patrick Carrabré’s Chase the Sun brings a radiant energy. Celebrated Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum’s Violin Concerto features Erika Raum, the composer’s daughter.