HAMILTON, ON – Share in the joy of music this winter with the return of the HPO@Home Series throughout February and March. Featuring HPO musicians recording from their homes, this series includes musical performances and a unique look at some of the musicians’ home studios and practice spaces.

These home recordings feature HPO musicians performing repertoire they themselves have selected including solos and physically distanced duos and trios. This ongoing series offers an opportunity to virtually join musicians in their homes, providing viewers an intimate look into their practice spaces. Some performances even feature appearances by family members who are also professional musicians.

“We are thrilled to explore the possibilities of connecting our HPO musicians with our wonderfully supportive community in this personal way,” said Executive Director Kim Varian, “It is more important than ever that we tap into the restorative, unifying and uplifting power that music has, both for our musicians and for our music-loving audience at large.”

The HPO@Home series features performances from Melanie Eyers, Bassoon; Vivian Minden, Flute; Nancy Nelson, Oboe and English horn; Lance Ouellette, Associate Concertmaster; Lyssa Pelton, Violin; Suhashini Arulanandam, Violin; Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, Violin; Brandon Chui, Viola; Rob Wolanski, Principal Bass; David Pell, Trombone and trumpet players Mary Jay and Michael Fedyshyn.

All HPO musicians are receiving compensation for their participation in this series. February recording release dates are listed below; further release dates will be announced on March 2. All recordings will be available on the HPO YouTube channel and shared through the HPO social media channels.

HPO@Home Video Performances

Solo Bassoon
Melanie Eyers, Bassoon
February 2, 2021
Featuring Telemann’s Sonatina in A minor

Violin & Piano Duo
Lance Ouellette, Violin
Justyna Szajna, Piano
February 20, 2021
Featuring an excerpt from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Summer

Trumpet Duo
Mary Jay, Trumpet
Larry Larson, Trumpet
February 23, 2021
Featuring works by Telemann, Vivaldi, David Jaeger, Mary Jay and Erik Larson

Flute & Oboe Duo
Vivian Minden, Flute
Nancy Nelson, Oboe
March 2, 2021
Featuring works by W.F. Bach, Berbiguier and Kern/Hammerstein

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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.

Media Contacts:

Christina Volpini
Marketing and Communications Manager
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 x226

Megan Nourse
Communications and Outreach Assistant
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
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