HPO’s powerful 17-18 Season continues as we welcome spring with a range of exuberant and inspiring events. See your HPO in the community at the Gallery Series, in collaboration with Hamilton’s own Terra Lightfoot, and in an unforgettable mainstage performance with JUNO-nominated, superstar violinist, James Ehnes.

HAMILTON, ON – On Wednesday, March 7, the HPO Flute and String Ensemble performs at Earls Court Gallery as a part of the Gallery Series. This free event is hosted by the musicians and starts with a presentation of the gallery’s current art exhibition. Stay and enjoy a post-concert reception and meet the musicians and gallery curators.

On Friday, March 9, the HPO is proud to join Terra Lightfoot at the McMaster LIVElab for a special performance of her new album New Mistakes. Built around her live band – Maury LaFoy, Joel Haynes, and Jeff Heisholt. The performance showcases Lightfoot’s vivid lyrics and powerful, bluesy soulful sound.

On Friday, March 16, seniors are invited to join Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte for another edition of Seniors’ Talk and Tea on Beethoven’s Transition to the Romantic Era. The event include coffee, tea, treats and special access to the HPO’s rehearsal in the Great Hall.

On Saturday, March 17 world-renown violinist James Ehnes joins Music Director Gemma New for Beethoven & James Ehnes. Ehnes is known for his virtuosity and stunning musicianship, and will take on Barber’s Violin Concerto, one of the 20 Century’s most lyrical works. The ravishing concerto contrasts beautifully with Beethoven’s career-defining Symphony No. 3 (Eroica).

For tickets and more information order online at or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

Gallery Series
March 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
Earls Court Gallery (215 Ottawa St. N)
Tickets: FREE. RSVP Required

Terra Lightfoot & the HPO
March 9, 2018 at 8pm
LIVELab (Psychology Complex, 2nd floor), McMaster University (1280 Main St. W)
Tickets: $20 Student, $30 general admission

Doors at 7:30
Terra Lightfoot performs at 9pm

Seniors’ Talk and Tea: Beethoven’s Transition to the Romantic Era
March 16, 2018 at 11:00am
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)
Tickets: $10

Beethoven & James Ehnes
March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (1 Summers Ln.)
Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10-67
hpoGO Tickets: $19

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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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