HPO Transports Audiences to the Halls of Paris for Ravel & Stravinsky

HAMILTON, ON – On April 27 at 7:30pm at FirstOntario Concert Hall, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra presents Ravel & Stravinsky. Guest Conductor Nathan Brock leads the orchestra in an elegant evening of works and dances influenced by the style of Paris. Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin explores Baroque dances through an impressionist lens and the Pulcinella Suite concludes this concert by playfully bringing the music to life through dance. This final piece features dancers from Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts as guest artists.

Our own Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski performs Prokofiev’s witty and iconic Violin Concerto. Stephen is currently the concertmaster of both the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra. He previously served as concertmaster of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for 15 seasons. As a regular performer with Arraymusic, Soundstreams, Toronto’s New Music Concerts and the Art of Time Ensemble, he has traveled across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2017, he toured with Canadian pop icon Steven Page across the U.S.

RavelTombeau de Couperin
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto
StravinskyPulcinella Suite

Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk is held at 6:30pm and hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.



Ticket Information


Ravel & Stravinsky
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm

FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Tickets: $10 – 71


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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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