The HPO’s 16-17 Season continues with a special literary and musical event featuring 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author Madeleine Thien, free holiday performances by the HPO Brass Quintet and the annual Home for the Holidays concert at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place).

HAMILTON, ON – In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) is thrilled to announce a special literary and musical event on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30PM. Featuring 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Award-winning author Madeleine Thien, this unique evening combines readings from Thien’s novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, and music by the HPO String Quartet. Audience members will experience the rich musicality of Thien’s powerful storytelling and live performances of works by Bach, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.

This literary performance brings one of Canada’s top novelists to Hamilton for a special evening of words and music, offering a multi-disciplinary celebration of Canadian culture. Bryan Prince Bookseller is delighted to partner with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for this exciting event to highlight the beautiful ways in which literature and music intertwine to enrich our lives.

Then, Hamiltonians can get into the holiday spirit with free performances by the HPO Brass Quintet. Enjoy your favourite holiday tunes at the Hamilton Public Library – Central Library on Friday, December 9 at 12PM , at Limeridge Mall on Monday, December 12 at 5PM and at the Burlington Public Library – Central Branch on Monday December 12 at 7PM.

On Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm, the annual Home for the Holidays concert returns. Conducted by Music Director Gemma New, and featuring guest vocalists Bud Roach and Denise Pelley, this Hamilton tradition brings the seasonal classics you know and love to FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Enjoy favourites like Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and Berlin’s White Christmas alongside Vince Guaraldi’s famous jazz-inflected tunes from the holiday treat A Charlie Brown Christmas, based on the Peanuts comic strip.

 

December 2016 EVENT LISTING

For tickets and more information call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756 or order tickets online at hpo.org

Literary Recital

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm
Studio Theatre at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)
Tickets: $25
Price does not include applicable taxes and service charges.

Holiday Performance at the Hamilton Public Library

Friday, December 9 at 12pm
Hamilton Public Library, Central Library (55 York Blvd.)
Tickets: FREE. No RSVP required.

Holiday Performance at Limeridge Mall

Monday, December 12 at 5pm
CF Limeridge Mall (999 Upper Wentworth St.)
Tickets: FREE. No RSVP required.

Holiday Performance at the Burlington Public Library

Monday, December 12 at 7pm
Burlington Public Library – Central Branch (2331 New St.)
Tickets: FREE. No RSVP required.

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)

Gemma New conductor
Bud Roach, vocals
Denise Pelley, vocals

Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Berlin: White Christmas
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
and more!

Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm

Tickets: $25-$67
hpoGO Tickets (under 35): $17
Children (under 13): $10
Price does not include applicable taxes and service charges.


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About the HPO: The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1884 as The Hamilton Orchestral Society and grew to become one of Canada’s major professional orchestras. Today, the HPO is a leader in Hamilton’s robust arts community where it provides professional orchestral services and music education programs to address the needs of the community. The HPO continues to commission and premiere works and is one of the artistic jewels of the Hamilton area. The combined musical talents of its artists continue to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.    

Media Contact:

Diana Weir
Director, Communications and Development
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 230
dweir@hpo.org

 

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