September 2017 at the HPO Posted on August 25, 2017 September marks the launch of the HPO’s 17-18 Season with a Supercrawl performance alongside local band Black Collar Union, a solo recital by Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski and a highly anticipated opening night concert conducted by Music Director Gemma New, featuring guest violinist Martin Chalifour. HAMILTON, ON – On Saturday, September 9, the HPO heads to Supercrawl for their eighth annual performance. The HPO proudly partners with Black Collar Union, a Hamilton-based hard rock trio delivering hard hitting, riff-driven sound. This three-piece group returns to perform with an ensemble of the HPO following a highly successful HPO Indie Series collaboration last year. Program includes innovative music that pushes traditional boundaries. On Friday, September 15 the HPO continues its HPO @ the Library Series. This FREE program features HPO musicians and guest artists at the Hamilton Public Library’s Central Branch. Guests are invited to bring a lunch, sit back and enjoy this special solo performance by Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski. On Friday, September 22 the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents Russian Celebrations. In this educational and engaging event guests enjoy a late morning tea and treat, discover the stories behind some of Russia’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, September 23 Music Director Gemma New kicks off the 17-18 Mainstage Season at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) in Russian Celebrations. Renown violinist and Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour makes his Hamilton solo debut in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic yet graceful Violin Concerto, while colourful and energetic works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin round out the program. SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENT LISTING For tickets and more information order online at hpo.org or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756 HPO @ Supercrawl Saturday, September 9 Mohawk College Stage, James St. North Supercrawl (James St. N. and Wilson St.) Tickets: Free HPO @ the Library Friday, September 15 at 12pm Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd.) Tickets: Free Seniors’ Talk and Tea Friday, September 22 at 11am FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S) Tickets: $10. RSVP required. Opening Night: Russian Celebrations Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.) Gemma New, conductor Martin Chalifour, violin 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 X 226 firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Varian Director, Development and Communications Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra 905.526.1677 email@example.com Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.