After a season of visiting the Beasley, Crown Point and downtown Burlington neighbourhoods, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to culminate their 2015-16 Gallery Series at the Carnegie Gallery.

Now in its second year, the Gallery Series brings our region’s local art galleries and professional orchestra together to create intimate chamber concerts in inspirational and beautiful spaces. This year, with thanks to sponsor Meridian Credit Union, the participating galleries extend beyond the downtown core to Hamilton’s East end on Ottawa St., as well as the neighbouring Dundas and Burlington communities.

This series presents free, 60-minute concerts, giving Hamiltonians the opportunity to experience the beauty of chamber music (consisting of small groups of instruments) in unique settings throughout the city.

The final Gallery Series concert will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Gallery (10 King St. W., Dundas), featuring the HPO Woodwind Trio. Comprised of Vivian Minden on flute and Nancy Nelson on oboe—both longtime HPO core players and residents of Dundas—along with bassoonist Melanie Eyers, the woodwind trio presents an engaging presentation within the beautiful surroundings of the Carnegie Gallery and amidst the exhibit “Homage” by Canadian jeweler Donald A. Stuart. “Homage” features a new series of necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women, both historic and contemporary.

Vivian shares, “Having called Dundas home for many years, I’m really looking forward to performing at the Carnegie Gallery with my colleagues in the HPO Woodwind Trio.”

This Gallery Series performance also closes off a year of activities in the Dundas area, as part of the HPO’s Dundas Residency. Activities in Dundas over the past season have included partnerships with the Dundas Museum & Archives, an educational partnership with Dundas Valley Secondary School and performances at City Housing Seniors Residences.

Performances are hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, who provides context for each musical selection on the program. Additionally, following the performance, Carnegie Gallery’s Greg Davies will speak about the current exhibition in the space. Guests are invited to join HPO musicians and gallery curators for a reception following each concert.

Ticket Information
All Gallery Series performances are free to the public. RSVPs not required. Seating is limited and subject to first come, first served. Donations are gladly accepted at the door. Doors open one hour prior to the concert starting.

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Media Contact:
Diana Weir, Director of Communications and Development | Tel: 905.526.1677 x230 | Email: dweir@hpo.org

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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