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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Our Donors Inspire Us

National Philanthropy Day, November 15 Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) – November 15 – is the day that thousands of people around the world come...

5 Creepy Classical Pieces

As Halloween approaches, what better time to explore the darker side of classical music? Great music can bring about many emotions – joy, reflection, melancholy, fear. Composers, like many artists, have...

Ian Thomas Returns to the HPO Stage

From our friends at peopleofhamilton.com Since his 1973 hit Painted Ladies, Hamilton native Ian Thomas has added impressive achievements to his repertoire. The JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter has...

Musician Spotlight: Karen Matsumaru

Karen Matsumaru has been a violist with the HPO for eight years. Growing up in Vancouver, she studied violin, piano, voice and flute. In addition to concerts on the Mainstage at FirstOntario Concert Hall...