HAMILTON, ON – The HPO takes a leisurely stroll through the English countryside with Gemma New and the warm, stunning sounds of Haydn, Elgar and Vaughan Williams at Haydn’s London.

The performance begins with the world premiere of New-Zealand born Canadian composer Juliet Palmer’s new work fire break, commissioned by the HPO. Palmer began the composition process by collecting field recordings in a dead cedar forest which led to her fascination with the “voice” of the trees. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey joins the HPO to perform Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto. The warmth and beauty of the HPO strings are on full display in Elgar’s Serenade.

We close the concert with Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, the last of the composer’s London Symphonies. Before the concert, join Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte for the free Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk featuring Music Director Gemma New, guest artist Sarah Jeffrey and composer Juliet Palmer.


Haydn’s London

March 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
Tickets range from $10- $67 (plus HST).

Tickets are available online at staginghpo.wpengine.com, by calling 905.526.7756 or in person at the HPO Box Office at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), 10 MacNab Street South.

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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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