Experience the Legend of the Northern Lights with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

HAMILTON, Ontario – Today, Marz Homes announced that it has teamed up with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) to present the Marz Homes Family Concert Experience on January 30th, 2016. This day brings families together to experience a full day of hands-on musical activities and crafts, as well as an engaging one-hour concert designed for children age six and up.

Founded in 1884, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra 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 Marz Homes Family Concert Experience is a new symphony-themed interactive initiative. It features a one-hour concert, The Legend of the Northern Lights, which includes spectacular on-screen visuals to accompany the music. This brings science and music together to encourage children to explore the world around them. The Legend of the Northern Lights premiered in August 2014 in Chicago with the Grant Park Orchestra and will premiere in Canada with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2015. The HPO has gone beyond the stage to also offer a full day of interactive activities for children. These activities include an instrument petting zoo, found sound station, musical storytime, as well as craft and a make your own instrument stations.

“Since the arts community is a rapidly growing sector in Hamilton that is inspiring and encouraging to our future generations, we have begun to focus our community involvement in this area,” says Dan Gabriele. “It only made sense to partner with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as they have been an important part of our community for many years. We’re excited to present the Family Concert Experience as it exposes children to the arts in an interactive and fun way, plus provides a great way for families to spend time together.”

Marz Homes has developed a corporate social responsibility mandate with the theme of “building strong communities”, as being a home builder is also about creating communities. Therefore aiding in the care, growth and development of our community, and people within it, can ensure a vibrant, healthy society for future generations.

“We’re pleased to welcome Marz Homes as the presenting sponsor for our first Family Concert Experience at Mohawk College in January 2016, “ says HPO Executive Director Carol Kehoe. “Marz has a strong track record of creating high-quality, family-focused communities across the greater Hamilton region, and with their help we’re excited to offer enriching orchestral experiences for families to enjoy in their own city.”

Tickets are available for the full day, including a family package, or just for the concert. Families have the opportunity to purchase a full-day pass (lunch and parking included) or tickets to the concert only. For tickets visit hpo.org or call the HPO Box Office at 905-526-7756.

Event Details
What:     Marz Homes Family Concert Experience
When:   Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time:     11am to 4:30pm
Where:   McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College
Who:       Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Website: www.hpo.org

For more information or to schedule an interview with Dan Gabriele or Carol Kehoe, please contact:

Ellie Stutsman
Greening Marketing
P: 905.667.5794
E: ellie@greeningmarketing.ca

About Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
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.

About Marz Homes
Since its inception in 1979, Marz Homes has provided quality homes for families across southwestern Ontario. The award-winning team at Marz Homes continues to define the future of housing by recognizing the constantly evolving expectations and lifestyles of new home buyers. At Marz, the goal is not to just build homes, but also create communities where people can interact with their surroundings while enjoying the benefits of a well-designed home. In addition to supporting the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Marz also supports the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hamilton Conservation Foundation.

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