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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Training the Body and Mind with Music and Sports

Whether you’re a soccer player perfecting your angels of a corner kick, or a trombonist diligently hitting every note of a scale, both undeniably require long hours of physical repetition in order to...

Setting the Stage for Healthcare Practice Development

Our Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte brings her perspective as a modern composer to the  Enhancing Practice Development conference as their keynote speaker this afternoon. This is the first...

A Canadian Musical Icon Joins the HPO

"You can always learn, be happier, communicate better. I'm no hero, and I'm not interested in being employed. What I want is to help young people understand that when you do what your heart desires, it's...