HAMILTON, ON – On February 15 at 7:30pm at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra presents Scheherazade led by our Music Director Gemma New.

The highlight of this concert is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, the composer’s signature work that tells the fascinating story of Scheherazade and her epic tales collectively known as One Thousand and One Nights. Each movement evokes a different story as told by Scheherazade, whose voice is portrayed by a mesmerising violin theme. Showcasing the full power of the orchestra, this work features stories of love and adventure that weave together the tales and themes that Rimsky-Korsakov encountered in his life as a sailor.

This concert also features Principal Trombone David Pell as soloist on Tomasi’s Trombone Concerto, demonstrating the instrument’s range and virtuosity. The evening is rounded out with a dramatic performance of Rossini’s Semiramide Overture.



February 15, 2020

FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), 7:30pm
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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