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5 WWI Composers Who Remember Through Music

Music allows us to transcend time. Music can paint a picture of how life once was and still is in times of war. Some pieces reflect the social aspect of wartime like music played in pubs or at dances, or music...
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Cellist Yegor Dyachkov Makes The Cello Sing

Known for his exquisite musical interpretations and flawless technique, cellist Yegor Dyachkov makes every piece of music he touches sing. La Presse newspaper (Montreal), hails Yegor as “a cellist of great...
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Music Director Candidate Spotlight: Gregory Vajda

This Saturday, the HPO welcomes its third Music Director Candidate Gregory Vajda for In Remembrance: Fanfare for the Common Man. Gregory is set to conduct the orchestra, Arygll Sutherland Highlanders and...
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Feb 25: Gallery Series at Hamilton Artists Inc.

Hamilton Artists Inc. Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30pm 155 James St. N, Hamilton Featuring the HPO Brass Quintet with Michael Fedyshyn (trumpet), Mary Jay (trumpet), Neil Spaulding (horn) and David...
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Musician Spotlight: Michael Fedyshyn

HPO's Principal Trumpet player Michael Fedyshyn always had music in his childhood home. His mother sang in a church choir and his grandmother would play classical recordings from the Baroque period featuring...
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Program Notes – In Remembrance: Fanfare for the Common Man

As we get ready for our Remembrance Day concert this year, we thought you might like to learn more about the background behind the commemorative and patriotic works featured in our program for In Remembrance:...
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5 Scary Symphonic Tunes to Set the Mood this Halloween

Fall is the best time of year—the leaves are changing and that familiar chill is in the air. The days are getting shorter and the stormy nights more frequent. Not to mention the unmistakable feelings...
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Guest Artist Spotlight: Joni NehRita

In case you haven't heard, stunning soul singer Joni NehRita is featured in tonight's concert Ray Charles: A Tribute. But wait...how can she really sing Ray Charles' songs given that he was a man and Joni...
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Playing with a Legend

A big band starts up a jazzy song, the Raelettes are snapping to the beat and Ray Charles' voice soars across the concert hall - the energy coming from the stage is electric. This is how many of us remember...
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Ray Charles: Architect of Soul Music

The legendary Ray Charles was an architect of soul music. He was a pioneer in creating cross-genre songs and established a distinct sound by combining R & B, rock, gospel and country music styles. Born...