35 pictures that sum up a pretty fantastic 2013-14 Season! Posted on July 26, 2014 1 Comment The 2013-14 season was a special year for the HPO. We hosted the circus, mixed beatboxing with classical music and said farewell to Maestro James Sommerville to name a few memorable moments…but before we launch into a thrilling new concert season, take a look back at some of these amazing memories from last year. 2013-14 Season kicks off with hpoGo Patio Party. Good food and conversation on Radius’ rooftop patio. Brass players perform between boat races at the HPO Cup at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. HPO at Supercrawl 2013. HPO Brass jamin’ with Hachey the MouthPEACE. Happy HPO Volunteers at Supercrawl. Popping popcorn at “For the Love of the Screen'” Subscriber concert at the Studio Theater with guest performer Diana Panton. Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski makes his solo debut on Nov. 2 at “The Four Seasons.” A very merry Christmas concert on Dec. 6 at the Hamilton Public Library. Celebrating the grand opening of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Jan. 23. Full house for “Mozart & Beethoven Take 2” on Jan. 18. Volunteers man the hpoGO table before a mainstage concert at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). HPO welcomes “Cirque de la Symphonie.” Photo credit: Brent Perniac. Guest conductor Karina Canellakis and Cirque performers clown around backstage after the concert on Mar. 1. Photo credit: Brent Perniac. Sold out for “Cirque de la Symphonie” on Mar. 1. Happy Hour with the HPO at Baltimore House on Mar. 18, 2014. HPO Brass and Hachey the MouthPEACE reunite for Happy Hour with the HPO at Baltimore House, Mar. 18, 2014. Brass and beatboxing make great music together. The theme for the 2014 What Next Festival of New Music was “The Canadian Mosaic in Music .” Patrons and horn player Neil Spaulding at “Cocktails and Culture,” celebrating the What Next Festival and diversity of music in Hamilton at the Nathaniel Hughson Gallery on May 14. Celebrating art culture with cocktails at the Nathaniel Hughson Gallery. What Next Festival concert “A Canadian Mosaic” featuring musicians Elizabeth Loewen-Andrews (violin), Laura Jones (cello) and Shoshana Telner (piano). We found this What Next magazine in Red Hill Coffee at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. What Next Festival concert “From the Eastern Gate” on May 17 at Centenary United Church. Guest musician Cynthia Qin tuning her guzheng. HPO celebrated former music director with “An Evening with James Sommerville.” Gala guests browsing the silent auction at May gala in honor of James Sommerville. Enjoying the fabulous food at LiUNA station at our gala in honor of James Sommerville. HPO Wind Trio perform compositions from Westdale highschool students at our May gala. Westdale students Heather McBrien and Liam Ritz listen to a live performance of their work. First Music Director candidate Gemma New makes her HPO debut at “Pastorale” on Apr. 26. McMaster President Patrick Dean practices his narration in the premier of “A Canadian in Paris” by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte. HPO musicans perform part of “A Canadian in Paris” by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. HPO closes it’s 2013-14 Season with a standing ovation at “Sea to Sea” on May 31. One Response jmsabbagh July 26, 2014 Lively post. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.