HAMILTON, ON –The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce the next concert of the Indie Series. On December 10 at 7:30pm at Mills Hardware (95 King St. E) the Indie Series returns with a performance that blends the Americana roots and rock style of local band, The Redhill Valleys with musicians of the HPO.
Formed in 2014, The Redhill Valleys are an emerging Hamilton band featuring guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer Tim Allard. Each member has a powerful devotion to song writing, unifying the poetic ease of their lyrics with unforgettable melodies, harmonies and guitar riffs.
Working with the unique instrumentation of horn, trumpet, double bass, vibraphone, marimba and viola, a chamber ensemble of the HPO and The Redhill Valleys have created innovative and cross-genre works alongside Hamilton-based composer Christien Ledroit. Each piece has been taken out of its original context, reworked for the orchestration of both The Redhill Valleys and the HPO ensemble. The program features six original songs by the band, along with well-loved classical works including Beethoven’s popular Symphony No. 7.
“It was reaffirming and eye opening to hear how this fantastic piece of orchestral music, something that is such an orchestra staple, can be totally reworked. At first it felt like messing with sacred ground, but it still sounds like Beethoven’s piece,” said Principal Double Bass Rob Wolanski.
In addition to standard orchestral repertoire, this concert reimagines the songs of The Redhill Valleys, including Ragged and Run Down and When You’re Gone. Guitarist Danielle Beaudin shares, “I’m looking forward to the different version of Ragged and Run Down. The HPO musicians have a very unique involvement in this piece. It’s very ‘New Orleans’ and I’m excited for the final product. This concert is going to be really innovative.”
Made possible with the support of TD, this exciting new concert series launched in June 2015 and brings the region’s local emerging artists and professional orchestra together for a collaborative, cross-genre approach to music-making, relevant and unique to Hamilton. Held at the Park St. Gasworks, the first concert featured HPO musicians and Illitry performing a selection of classical works, original compositions and pop covers to a sold out audience.
Experience an evening of music that pushes traditional boundaries and introduces more people to Hamilton’s thriving music scene. Your scene.
HPO Indie Series
Featuring Redhill Valleys
Thurs., December 10 at 7:30pm
(95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Diana Weir, Director, Communications and Development | Tel: 905.526.1677 x230 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.