HAMILTON, ON – The HPO premieres its second concert broadcast of the 20-21 Season, Whimsical Woodwinds on October 17 featuring a stunning selection of works highlighting the distinct colourful sounds of each instrument.

This one-hour performance features quintet, duo and solo performances recorded at McMaster LIVELab and produced in collaboration with our media partners at Hamilton-based Banko Media.

Principal musicians Leslie Newman, flute; Aleh Ramezau, oboe; Dominic Desautels, clarinet; Eric Hall, bassoon; and Jessie Brooks, horn begin the broadcast with Canadian composer Alison Yun-Fei Jiang’s On Light and Birds for woodwind quintet. Each musician also presents solo works from their instrument’s repertoire including Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for Clarinet and Iranian Canadian composer Iman Habibi’s Surge for solo flute. The concert closes with Barber’s quintet Summer Music.

Whimsical Woodwinds and the Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk hosted by Abigail Richardson-Schulte are available to view on the HPO’s online concert platform Viola for 30 days beginning October 17 at 7:30pm. Whimsical Woodwinds access can be purchased as a single broadcast or as part of a Flex Five or All Access subscription package.

Whimsical Woodwinds
Premieres October 17 2020 at 7:30pm EDT
Available until November 16, 2020 at 11:59 EST

Single broadcast: $27
Subscription packages range $249-399

Tickets are available online at hpo.org.

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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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