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Subscribers get more! From classics through to jazz and contemporary works, there are many fantastic musical gems to discover in the winter and spring portion of our 21-22 Concert Season through HPO subscription packages. The choice is yours — 3 or 5 concerts and first choice at great seats for exciting, rejuvenating experiences.

Five Concert Package

Join us live in the concert hall for all five 21-22 Mainstage concerts listed on this page! Learn more about each concert below.

Three Concert Package

Join us live in the concert hall for any three 21-22 Mainstage concerts listed on this page! Learn more about each concert below.

Online Three Concert Package

Join us from the comfort of home for three online concerts viewable via livestream or on-demand viewing. This package includes access to the online broadcasts of Postcard from Buenos Aires, Gemma Conducts Mendelssohn and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Learn more about each concert below.

 

Seating Levels

Please note that seating is distanced at HPO concerts and therefore, our seating levels have been adjusted for the 21-22 Season.

A Level Seating 
Orchestra, Row B-M
First Balcony, Rows D-M

B Level Seating
Orchestra, Row O-T
First Balcony. Row P-R

C Level Seating
Second Balcony, Row A-J

D Level Seating
Second Balcony, Row L-N

Concerts

Note that the concerts Postcards from Buenos Aires, Gemma Conducts Mendelssohn and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be recorded for online broadcast. All live event ticket purchasers for these concerts receive complimentary online access to view the concert on-demand for 14 days following the performance.

 

Postcards from Buenos Aires
January 29 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Online broadcast available

Gemma New, Conductor
Stephen Sitarski, Violin

Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegía Andina
Piazzolla (arr. Desyatnikov): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Arie Verheul van de Ven*: Lithification
Ginastera : Variaciones Concertantes

Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski performs the virtuosic solo of Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, offering a rhythmic, Argentinian flare in a reinterpretation of the work’s namesake. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegía Andina draws on sounds from the composer’s multicultural background, while 20-21 Composer Fellow Arie Verheul van de Ven’s Lithification finds inspiration in the geological history of the Niagara Escarpment. Ginastera’s Variaciones Concerantes lends drama and passion, highlighting the colours and expressive power of each section within our orchestra.


Gemma Conducts Mendelssohn
March 19 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Online broadcast available

Gemma New, Conductor
Susanne Hou, Violin

Jordan Pal: Visions
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
21-22 Composer Fellow: New Work
Bizet: Symphony in C

Music Director Gemma New leads the HPO in an evening of animated works. Canadian violinist Susanne Hou takes the stage to perform Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Violin Concerto. We hear a new work by our 21-22 Composer Fellow, composed following six months of mentorship with Gemma New and Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Bizet’s effervescent Symphony in C draws the evening to a spirited close.



Legends of Swing
April 23 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Karl Hirzer, Conductor
Dee Daniels, Vocals

Having performed alongside jazz greats and orchestras around the world, Dee Daniels is a unique Canadian talent known for her impressive vocal range and soulful jazz stylings. Daniels joins the HPO with guest conductor Karl Hirzer for a fun and fabulous evening dedicated to the great ladies of swing: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan.

Selections include Fever, Sweet Georgia Brown, God Bless the Child, Summertime and more.


Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
May 14 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Online broadcast available

Patrick Dupre Quigley, Conductor
Bethany Bergman, Violin

Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes
Juliet Palmer: fire break
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Principal Second Violin Bethany Bergman is soloist in The Four Seasons, a work that has resonated for centuries with its vivid depictions of nature. New Zealand-Canadian composer Juliet Palmer’s fire break draws on rich sounds inspired by the natural world, while Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes brings together baroque style with the influences of big band, jazz, and Hollywood glamour.


Mozart & Prokofiev
Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Gemma New, Conductor
Dominic Desautels, Clarinet

Alexina Louie: Music for a Celebration
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Matthias McIntire*: Yangon Connection
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony No. 1

Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels makes his debut as an HPO soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, a quintessential work of the clarinet repertoire that showcases the lyricism and virtuosity of the instrument. Alexina Louie’s Music for a Celebration kicks off this concert on a high note, while 20-21 Composer Fellow Matthias McIntire’s Yangon Connection evokes sounds from the composer’s travels. The program closes with Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, a lighthearted and eccentric work modeled on the style of Mozart and Haydn.

*20-21 Composer Fellow