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Six Candidates, One Baton

The HPO is thrilled to reveal the top six candidates in line to lead Hamilton's orchestra. One of these faces is destined to be your next HPO Music Director, so we think you ought to get know them a bit...
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In her own words: A Canadian in Paris

Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte On Saturday, April 26, we're pleased to present the world premiere of A Canadian in Paris by our very own composer-in-residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte....
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How to get more out of your orchestral experience

Symphonies are for big ideas. Big. Long. Mind-blowing ideas. And sometimes composers can be, uhmmmm..."protracted." Which means that some symphonies can clock up to 1.5 hrs in length (hello Mahler).  So...
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Brass & Beatboxing: Happy Hour w/ the HPO

Beatbox.  Orchestra.  Hip-hop artist.  Symphony musician.  It’s not everyday that these things are talked about in the same sentence.  And it's certainly not everyday these two types of artists perform...
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Raising the Baton for Women

Karina Canellakis Standing on the illuminated podium at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), with eager eyes watching in anticipation for the evening’s concert, the conductor has complete...
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It’s a Circus at the HPO!

In just a week, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) is going to be transformed into a circus! Your HPO will be accompanied by acrobats and dancers performing to some the most celebrated pieces...

Don’t Fiddle With My Heart

Ever have the feeling you've said something that didn't come out right? “I love you” is probably one of the most difficult things to say in the English language. Feelings of love often run deeper than...
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Welcome to the HPO’s Blog

“Music Lives Here.”  It’s true isn’t it?  Hamilton is where great people and great music collide.  The HPO is proud to call itself Hamilton’s professional symphony and we’re excited to launch...

HPO Celebrates Black History Month

As Hamilton celebrates Black History month and the accomplishments of Black Canadians, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present the symphony of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first black...