We’re celebrating the arts in Burlington this year! Whether you’re an orchestra newcomer or a seasoned symphony-lover you’re sure to enjoy these engaging and educational events as we enliven the Burlington community through orchestral music. Join us for one of these great lectures or concerts during the 16-17 Season, including our debut performance at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Saturday, September 24 at 2pm Classical 101 Burlington Public Library (Central Branch, 2331 New Street) Join Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte for a free, informative and entertaining demonstration of orchestral music. Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm HPO in Recital Burlington Public Library (Central Branch, 2331 New Street) Enjoy a free, one-hour solo performance by HPO Associate Concertmaster Lance Ouellette, accompanied by pianist Justyna Szajna. Monday, December 12 at 7pm Free Holiday Concert Burlington Public Library (Central Branch, 2331 New Street) The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brass Quintet brings holiday cheer to Burlington in this free holiday concert. Featuring well-known holiday favourites along with shimmering brass standards, bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of the season with the HPO. Hosted by HPO musicians, this one-hour concert is suited for all ages. Thursday, January 12 at 2pm Beethoven Lecture Burlington Public Library (Central Branch, 2331 New Street) Explore the life and work of Beethoven in this free lecture with Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, accompanied by a musical demonstration on the piano. Presented as part of the HPO’s Beethoven Festival. Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm Gallery Series Performance Art Gallery of Burlington (1333 Lakeshore Road) Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra, and experience the beauty of small ensembles in a friendly and unique setting. Please note seating is limited for this free performance. Tuesday, February 28 at 2pm HPO in Recital Burlington Public Library (Central Branch, 2331 New Street) Get to know your HPO! Join us for an intimate and engaging performance by HPO Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn, accompanied by pianist Monique De Margerie. Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30pm Burlington Concert Series Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust Street) The HPO heads to Burlington in this exciting and interactive performance led by Music Director Gemma New. Enjoy new and familiar works by history’s most prolific classical and contemporary composers, accompanied by on-screen imagery. Tickets on sale December 2016.