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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Note from Gemma New

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2015-16 Season! The HPO has been very busy preparing a stunning array of concerts and guest artists, and there is...
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Musician Spotlight: Elizabeth Loewen Andrews

Elizabeth Loewen Andrews holds the position of Second Violin with the HPO and First Violin in the Windermere String Quartet, an ensemble that also includes HPO Cellist Laura Jones. Elizabeth demonstrates...
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Musician Spotlight: Brandon Chui

HPO Violist Brandon Chui (pictured above with his music-loving cat "Linguine,") has been a musician with the HPO for eight years. Born into a family of scientists and engineers, Brandon received his first...
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You have questions? We have answers!

This week we caught up with HPO Music Director Gemma New and compiled answers to your top 5 questions. Curious about the life of a professional conductor? Why is Gemma looking forward to working in Hamilton?...
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Musician Spotlight: Neil Spaulding

Neil Spaulding currently holds the position of Second Horn with the HPO. He studied French horn with Scott Wilson, Wayne Jeffrey and Eugene Rittich at the University of Toronto and with Ifor James in...
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Indie Series Q&A with Realtime Activities

The first concert of our new HPO Indie Series is fast approaching and we can't wait to share this cross-genre experience with you. We're excited not only for the music, but for the visual installation that...