HAMILTON, ON – The HPO opens the 20-21 Season with Joyful Mozart, premiering September 26, highlighting the celebrated composer’s melodies and signature style in works for winds and strings. This performance is the first in the Hamilton Series, which features HPO musicians performing personally selected solo and ensemble works in celebrated locations around our community. 

Produced in collaboration with our media partners at Hamilton-based Banko Media under the artistic direction of Music Director Gemma New, this one-hour performance features solo and ensemble performances recorded at the Royal Botanical Gardens Auditorium.  

This concert begins with the bright and whimsical joy of Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major led by Principal Flute Leslie NewmanElizabeth Loewen Andrews and Cecilia Chang illustrate the elegance and balance of the violin through fluid counterpoint in Telemann’s Sonata for Two Violins in D majorNewman shares the stage with recently appointed Principal Oboe Aleh Remezau performing Ginastera’s Duo for Flute and Oboe. The performance closes with Ramezau demonstrating the lyricism of his instrument with Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major. 

Patrons will receive details on how to access the performance one week prior to the premiere date. The pre-concert talk will be available to view online beginning on September 25. Patrons who have purchased access to Joyful Mozart will be able to view the broadcast anytime within 30 days of the premiere. Joyful Mozart access can be purchased as a single broadcast or as part of a Flex Five or All Access subscription package.  


Joyful Mozart
Premieres September 26, 2020 at 7:30pm 

Single broadcast: $27 

Subscription packages range $249-399  

Tickets are available online at staginghpo.wpengine.com. 


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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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