This month, the HPO introduces audiences to a theatrical concert experience with A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring Mendelssohn’s music and Shakespeare’s famous play.

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) concludes the Gallery Series concerts on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 pm. Join the HPO String Quartet at the Gallery on the Bay for a stimulating, 60-minute performance. Guests are invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the performance.

On Friday, April 7 at 2pm, the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents The Edge of an Era. In this fun, educational and engaging event, guests enjoy an afternoon tea and scrumptious treat while exploring the life and music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. After the talk, guests go behind-the-scenes and watch an exclusive HPO rehearsal in the Great Hall at the FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). This series is hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

On Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm, Gemma New leads the HPO in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Drama students from Glendale Secondary School tell the well-known story with the Hamilton Children’s Choir and the HPO. This concert also features two renowned harp soloists, Erica Goodman and Angela Schwarzkopf, performing the stunning work, The Passion of Angels by Mozetich. Join before the show for a free Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm.

On Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm the HPO presents Crescendo. Guests will enjoy a special evening with the HPO as the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras are explored through an evening of food, drink and music all inspired by the culture, style and artists of the past. Crescendo is the HPO’s annual special event, held this year at the historic Hamilton Club.


For tickets and more information call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756 or order tickets online at

HPO Gallery Series

Friday, March 3 at 12pm
Hamilton Public Library, Central Library (55 York Blvd.)
Tickets: FREE. No RSVP required.

Gallery Series

Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30PM
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay St. N.)
Admission by donation. No RSVP required.

Seniors’ Talk and Tea: The Edge of an Era

Friday, April 7 at 2PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
Stage Door (10 MacNab Street S.)
Tickets: $10. RSVP Required.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
1 Summers Lane

Inside the Music: Pre-Concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30 pm.
Tickets: $10-$67
hpoGO Tickets (under 35): $17


Wednesday, April 19 at 6PM
Hamilton Club (6 Main Street E.)
Tickets: $125

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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 premier 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.


Media Contacts:

Kim Varian
Manager, Marketing and Development
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 226

Diana Weir
Executive Director
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 227


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