This FREE program features HPO musicians and guest artists in an intimate community setting at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch (where guests are invited to bring their lunches) or the Burlington Public Library. Sit back, and enjoy this series of entertaining and educational concerts and talkbacks with the HPO! Hamilton Public Library Central Branch Friday, September 9 at 12pm Join us as we kick off our 16-17 Season with a special solo performance by Associate Concertmaster Lance Ouellette, accompanied by pianist Justyna Szajna. Friday, November 11 at 12:45pm Explore the nostalgic music of the ’30s and ’40s as we reflect on Canada’s history with A Night of Swing guest conductor Lucas Waldin. Friday, December 9 at 12pm Enjoy holiday favourites at our annual FREE holiday concert with the HPO Brass Quintet. Friday, January 20 at 12:45pm Discover the masterful works of Beethoven with Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, accompanied by demonstrations from pianist Hinrich Alpers, guest artist at our Brilliant Beethoven concert. Friday, March 3 at 12pm Get to know your HPO! Join us for an engaging solo performance by Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn, accompanied by pianist Monique De Margerie. Friday, May 5 at 12:45pm Music Director Gemma New leads you through the life and works of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century, and featured in our final concert of the season Stravinsky & Lara St. John. Burlington Public Library Tuesday, February 28 at 2pm Get to know your HPO! Join us for an engaging solo performance by Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn, accompanied by pianist Monique De Margerie.