HPO’s 18-19 Season continues as we commemorate WWI and popular music of the era for soldiers and their sweethearts at our mainstage concert, From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley. The Gallery Series returns to Gallery on the Bay for chamber concert and curators talk and music and the written word come together at our Literary Series.

Hamilton, ON – On Tuesday, November 6, HPO continues its Community Collaboration with the Burlington Public Library (Central branch). This free event features Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte leading an engaging talk about the music of the wartime era. Abigail plays piano to demonstrate musical style and form.

On Wednesday, November 7, HPO’s String Quartet heads to Gallery on the Bay for a chamber concert featuring the music of Ravel and Debussy. Hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, this 60-minute concert begins with a curator’s presentation of the gallery’s current exhibition.

On Friday, November 9, the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley. At this educational and engaging event, guests enjoy a late morning tea and treat, discover the stories behind the composers on the mainstage, and go behind-the-scenes to an HPO rehearsal in the Great Hall at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

On Saturday, November 10, Music Director Gemma New, leads vivacious and popular music of the early 1900s. Tenor Doug LaBrecque brightens the stage with his impeccable vocal stylings and flair for the music of early Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and golden age jazz, and a special appearance by the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Immediately following the mainstage concert, the HPO presents a special event at the Studio at FirstOntario Concert Hall.  Strike Up the Band is a nod to the post war era of the 1920s when big bands and popular dances like the Charleston were all the rage. Featuring a performance by HPO’s Principal Trumpet, Michael Fedyshyn, dancers from the Hammer Hoppers all in support of HPO programs for children and seniors in the community.

On Thursday, November 29, HPO hosts the Literary Series at the Studio at FirsOntario Concert Hall. This event features Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates. At this event authors share their works with HPO musicians in performance to underscore their narrative. Shortlisted for the Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Literature, Yiddish for Pirates is a hilarious, swashbuckling yet powerful tale of pirates, buried treasure and a search for the Fountain of Youth.

November 2018 EVENT LISTING
For tickets and more information order online at or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley
Tuesday, November 6 at 2pm
Burlington Public Library, Central branch (2331 New Street, Burlington)
Tickets: Free

Seniors’ Talk and Tea
Friday, November 9 at 2pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)
Tickets: $12

Gallery Series
Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street N)
Tickets: $15

From Broadway to Tin Pan Alley
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)

Gemma New, conductor
Doug LaBreque, tenor
Bach Elgar Choir, guest artist
Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm
Tickets: $25-$67
hpoGO Tickets: $19

Literary Series featuring Gary Barwin
Thursday, November 29 at 7:30pm
The Studio at FirstOntario Concert Hall
Tickets: $25

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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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