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Igor Stravinsky – Protester or Purist?

Petrouchka (revised 1947) – Igor Stravinsky Born June 17, 1882 in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), Russia Died April 6, 1971 in New York This work premiered on June 13, 1911 in Paris at the Théâtre du...
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Jean Sibelius and his Symphony No. 7

Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105 Born December 8, 1865 in Tavastehus, Finland Died September 20, 1957 in Järvenpää, Finland This work was first performed on March 24, 1924 at the...
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A Message from Carol Kehoe

Dear Friends, Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as Executive Director since September 2012. It has been a privilege to bring you wonderful concerts in the Great Hall...
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Join the Giving Tuesday Movement

Following the widely recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season and brings individuals together to remind us of the importance of giving back. Now...
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HPO Blog: What is a concertmaster?

What is a concertmaster? This is indeed a good question, however, might be better answered by who is the concertmaster? The concertmaster is generally the second in command in an orchestra (next to the...
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Musician Spotlight: Michele Verheul

Second Clarinet Michele Verheul has been a core musician with the HPO for 17 years. This week, we caught up with Michele to ask a few questions about her career in music and her history with the HPO. What's...
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Share the Symphony

The 16-17 Season is quickly approaching and there are many exciting ways for you to get involved. One of the easiest ways you can make a difference to your HPO is by inviting friends and colleagues to share in...
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Musician Spotlight: David Pell

Principal Trombone David Pell has been a core musician with the HPO for 11 years. You might recognize David from the mainstage at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) or from a number of...