HAMILTON, ON—The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) presents another cutting edge, cross-arts concert experience. On Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30pm at the Studio (FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane). Music Director Gemma New presents Intimate & Immersive, an orchestral experience that is fresh, accessible and cutting edge as HPO musicians perform an evocative program accompanied by an art installation by HAVN (Hamilton Audio/Visual Node). This immersive visual and musical event features the music and dances of composers from Europe and Canada.

In this unconventional format, concert-goers are seated around the orchestra only feet from the musicians. Audience members are encouraged to switch seats between pieces to hear each work from a new perspective.

Intimate & Immersive opens with a set by local band and former HPO Indie Series collaborator Illitry. Headed by Hamilton Arts Award winner Troy Withrow, Illitry’s styles of ambient and electronic music fit well with the experimental and immersive mood of the evening.

Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this interactive concert is the second of two events scheduled for 2017, and gives new audiences an opportunity to experience the HPO in a unique, casual environment. Concertgoers can mingle, enjoy a drink and speak with the Conductor and musicians throughout the evening at this unique event that brings the orchestral experience to a new audience.

Ticket Information:

Intimate & Immersive
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Doors and bar open at 6:30pm
Music begins at 7:30pm
The Studio (FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane)

Tickets are $25 (plus HST) and can be purchased online at, by calling 905.526.7756 or in person at the HPO Box Office in Hamilton Place at 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 premier 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
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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
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Kim Varian
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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
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