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Miracle Flight 571

One of the greatest survivor stories in aviation history. Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates. The...
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Opera in Canada: A Nation of Storytellers

Opera can arguably be considered one of the grandest, most expressive forms of musical thought, bringing together the voice, orchestra, theatre and visual art. It arouses passion and excitement through the...
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Five Myths about Opera

Hamilton’s sixth annual exploration of new music returns May 12 to 27. Experience Canadian opera and vocal works, sung in concert at venues around the city in the 2016 What Next Festival. New to opera?...
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Earth Day 2016

Here at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra we care about our earth and nature. Today, let’s stop and think about how we can make a positive change and act on this year’s global theme “Trees for the...
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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Garth Brooks

These are the big names in Hamilton concerts right now. Country music star Garth Brooks delivered for thousands of fans during five weekend concerts this past March. Only three weeks later Hamiltonians will...
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A Letter from the Music Director

Hello Hamiltonians! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all soon and leading a special musical evening for you this Saturday in Gemma New Conducts. This program of Murphy, Prokofiev and...
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Indie Series: classical, roots-rock mash up

Formed in 2014, The Redhill Valleys are an emerging Hamilton band featuring guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer Tim Allard. Each member has a powerful devotion to song writing,...
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Harry Potter & The Power of Music in Film

Do you think you would feel the dramatic chills you did from the famous film Psycho if it wasn’t for Bernard Herrmann’s unsettling score in the film? When hearing Monty Norman’s recognizable piece in...
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Can Mozart make you smarter?

Don't you just feel fantastic when you tune in to a classical music station and take in an opera or a symphony by a great composer like Mozart? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous child prodigies...