Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, HPO Executive Director Carol Kehoe is one of six representatives from Canadian orchestras off to Helsinki, Finland this week for the annual International Artist Manager’s Conference. The 25th annual IAMA conference in from the margins is an international classical music gathering for artists, agents, music publishers and representatives from orchestras and chamber ensembles.

“I am thrilled to join Team Orchestras Canada and represent the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra at the annual IAMA conference,” says Carol Kehoe. “This conference is an excellent opportunity for us as orchestras to be aware of the breadth of talent available worldwide and to be exposed to the newest music trends. We have a responsibility to promote and provide opportunities for our own Canadian artists of course, but when we can showcase international artists, it helps make our communities richer.”

Team Orchestras Canada includes:

Carol Kehoe, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Joanne Harada, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Carleton, Orchestras Canada
Kim Lajeunesse, Orchestre Metropolitain
Natalie Rousseau, Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières
Christopher Wilkinson, Symphony Nova Scotia