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...

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...
Passion Experience Momentum 16-17

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...

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...

The Story of Sidewalk Flowers

The 2016 What Next Festival of New Music continues May 19 with the world premiere of Sidewalk Flowers by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Sidewalk Flowers is based on the Governor...

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...

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...

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?...