HAMILTON, ON – Premiering January 23, A New Year’s Celebration features the Woodwind Quintet and String Quintet with a cheerful celebration to ring in the New Year. This one-hour performance is recorded at McMaster University’s L.R. Wilson Hall and produced in collaboration with our media partners at Hamilton-based Banko Media.

Members of the HPO Woodwind Quintet Vivian Minden, Flute; Nancy Nelson, Oboe; Michelle Verheul, Clarinet; Melanie Eyers, Bassoon; and Neil Spaulding, Horn, perform favourites from the Woodwind Quintet repertoire by Ibert, Tchaikovsky, Rameau and Canadian composer and conductor William Rowson. Members of the HPO String Quintet Lyssa Pelton, Violin; Philip Sarabura, Violin; Brandon Chui, Viola; Laura Jones, Principal Cello; and Robert Wolanski, Principal Bass, perform Dvorak’s String Quintet No. 2. HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte hosts an Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk featuring several musicians in candid conversation about the music.

A New Year’s Celebration is available to view on the HPO’s online concert platform Viola for 30 days beginning January 23 at 7:30pm. A New Year’s Celebration access can be purchased as a single broadcast or as part of a Gift of Music or Flex Five subscription package. Ticket purchasers will also have access to the the Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk hosted by Abigail Richardson-Schulte beginning Friday, January 22 at 7:30pm.


A New Year’s Celebration
Premieres January 23, 2021 at 7:30pm
Available until February 22, 2021 at 7:30pm

Single broadcast: $27
Gift of Music Package: $72 (Available until January 1, 2021)
Flex Five Subscription Package: $249

Tickets are available online at staginghpo.wpengine.com.


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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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