HAMILTON, ON – On December 21 at 7:30pm, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Snowman conducted by Music Director Gemma New. This classic winter tale comes to life in the FirstOntario Concert Hall with the beautifully animated film projected as the orchestra performs the stunning score live.

The Academy Award-nominated film tells the heartwarming story of a young boy and a snowman that comes to life. The Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs and scored by Howard Blake, has become a holiday staple since its 1982 release.

We are celebrating the immense talent of Hamilton’s youth with guest artists the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Hamilton Children’s Choir, who will share the stage with the HPO to perform holiday carols and seasonal favourites.


The Snowman
December 21, 2019
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), 7:30pm
Tickets range from $10- $71 (plus HST).

Tickets are available online at, 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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