The HPO’s 16-17 Season continues this fall with a FREE Gallery Series performance, an evening of Spanish flair at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) and a Halloween concert for the entire family!  

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) launches the 16-17 Gallery Series on Wednesday, October 5. Earls Court Gallery hosts the HPO String Quartet for a FREE, 60-minute performance in their main gallery space. Guests are invited to meet the musicians at a reception following the performance.

On Friday, October 14 the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents The Music of Spain. In this fun, educational and engaging event guests enjoy a late morning tea and treat while learning about the life and music of Spanish composers like Georges Bizet and Manuel de Falla. Then, go behind-the-scenes with an HPO rehearsal in the Great Hall at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

On Saturday, October 15, let the HPO whisk you away to Spain in a concert of fiery melodies by Bizet, Rodrigo, Marquez and de Falla. Spanish Fire features amazing soloists including HPO Principal Flute Leslie Newman, Canadian classical guitarist Jeffrey McFadden, mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal and flamenco dancers from the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company.

Enjoy a spooktacular afternoon at the Marz Homes Family Concert on Sunday, October 30. Bring the entire family for a one-hour concert that includes fun and family-friendly Halloween music like Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Give your costumes an early debut and join HPO musicians as they dress up and compete for best costume.


October 2016 EVENT LISTING
For tickets and more information call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756 or order tickets online at

FREE Gallery Series Performance

Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30pm
Earls Court Gallery (215 Ottawa St. N.)

Admission by donation. No RSVP required but each gallery has limited capacity.
Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Seniors’ Talk and Tea

Friday, October 14 at 11am
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)

Tickets: $10. RSVP required.

Spanish Fire

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)

Gemma New, conductor
Leslie Newman, flute
Jeffrey McFadden, guitar
Lauren Segal, Mezzo-Soprano

Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen
Rodrigo: Concierto d’Aranjuez
Marquez: Danzon No. 3
de Falla: El Amor Brujo

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

Tickets: $25-$67
hpoGO Tickets (under 35): $17

Marz Homes Family Concert

Sunday, October 30 at 2pm
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College (135 Fennell Ave. W.)

Gemma New, conductor

Tickets: Child $10, Adult/Senior $20

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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 Contacts:

Tara Bryk
Manager, Marketing and Development
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 226

Diana Weir
Director, Communications and Development
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 X 230


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