The Musically Inspiring Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the most well known and tragic love stories to date has been set to music by many composers, telling stories of unrequited and tragic love. Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet,...

Program Notes – Romeo and Juliet

Program Notes Romeo and Juliet February 21, 2015 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Born May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Died November 6, 1893, in St....

Program Notes – Tchaikovsky’s Sixth

Program Notes Tchaikovsky's Sixth January 17, 2015 Symphony No. 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Born May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Russia. Died November 6, 1893, in St. Petersburg, Russia This work was first...

Music Director Candidate Spotlight: Theodore Kuchar

It's hard to believe that after a two-year search, we are coming to the end of our Music Director Candidate concerts.  Our fifth of six candidates takes the stage on January 17 to conduct Tchaikovsky's...

Guest Artist Spotlight: Martin MacDonald

We're thrilled to have Guest Conductor and Cape Breton native Martin MacDonald lead the HPO and special guests the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Home for the Holidays this Saturday, December 20...

5 Classics for a Very Hammer-Town Christmas

It’s that time of year again. The temperature has dropped and the snow has begun to fall. It’s time to bundle up tight before you leave the house and prepare to freeze at the corner of James and...

HPO Gallery Series – Leslie Newman and Erica Goodman

We're getting pretty excited to launch our inaugural HPO Gallery Series tonight at the Nathaniel Hughson Gallery. Hosted by our Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, principal flutist Leslie...

Guest Musician Spotlight: Blake Pouliot

Tomorrow night, the HPO is proud to welcome two young musical virtuosi to the stage for Brilliance: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Our fourth Music Director Candidate is 33-year-old Maestro Stilian...