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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

HPO Indie Series: Levelling the Playing Field

It’s been a great start for Hamilton’s electronic rock band Illitry (ILL-a-tree). The young band has shared the stage with Rich Aucoin, Eight and a half, Zammuto (formerly The Books), Shout Out Out Out Out...

10 reasons you should attend James Sommerville in Concert

Do you have your tickets to the 2014-15 Season finale? Here are 10 reasons you should attend James Sommerville in Concert this Saturday. If you already have your tickets, then here are 10 reasons you made the...

Program Notes – James Sommerville in Concert

Program Notes - James Sommerville in Concert May 23, 2015 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major,K. 495 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna,...