October 2017 at the HPO Posted on October 2, 2017 HPO’s 17-18 season continues with a fantastic line-up of concerts and events for all ages with a full orchestra family concert featuring the timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf, an intimate book reading with opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman and a powerful mainstage concert, The Best of Italian Opera, featuring some of opera’s most magnificent works. HAMILTON, ON – On Sunday, October 1, the HPO co-hosts a Literary Recital with gritLit featuring Canadian opera’s own Measha Brueggergosman as she reads from her searingly honest and insightful memoir Something is Always on Fire, punctuated by excerpts from HPO’s Associate Concertmaster Lance Ouellette and pianist Justyna Szajna. On Saturday, October 14 the Marz Homes Family Concert Series returns to the McIntyre Theatre at Mohawk College with Peter and the Wolf. Guests spend a musical afternoon with family and friends as the HPO presents a one-hour concert full of family favourites like Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Prokofiev’s timeless classic Peter and the Wolf. Guest conductor Dina Gilbert leads the orchestra while childrens’ entertainer Suzie Sunshine narrates, guiding us through the music. On Friday, October 20 the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents The Best of Italian Opera. In this educational and engaging event guests enjoy a late morning tea and treat, discover the stories behind some of Italy’s most celebrated composers and go behind-the-scenes to 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 21 guest conductor Fabio Mastrangelo leads a beautiful and exciting program in The Best of Italian Opera at the Great Hall at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). This concert of magnificent Italian operatic works features soprano, Shelley Jackson and tenor, John Mac Master in a concert of famous arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini, along with some of opera’s greatest and most familiar melodies. OCTOBER 2017 EVENT LISTING For tickets and more information order online at hpo.org or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756 HPO Literary Recital Sunday October 1 Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay St., N) Tickets: $20 Marz Homes Family Concert, Peter and the Wolf Saturday, October 14 at 2pm McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College (135 Fennell Ave. W) Tickets: $10 Children and $20 Adults Seniors’ Talk and Tea Friday, October 20 at 2pm FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S) Tickets: $10. RSVP required. The Best of Italian Opera Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.) Fabio Mastrangelo, conductor Shelley Jackson, soprano John Mac Master, tenor Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm Tickets: $25-$67 hpoGO Tickets: $19 Twitter: @H_P_O Facebook: facebook.com/HamiltonPhilharmonic/ YouTube: youtube.com/HamiltonPhilharmonic 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: Christina Volpini Marketing and Communications Coordinator Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra 905.526.1677 x226 firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Varian Director, Development and Communications Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra 905.526.1677 x222 email@example.com Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.