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HAMILTON, ON – This spring, join the HPO for Haydn & Mendelssohn, a concert featuring musical expressions of the path from stormy and dark to calm. Curated by Music Director Gemma New, this concert features small orchestra and includes works from Haydn, Mendelssohn, Copland and Keiko Devaux.

The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10 in B minor, a sophisticated work written by the composer at 14 years of age. This is followed by Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Nancy Nelson on English horn and Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn as soloists. The musical journey from dark to light continues with Canadian composer Keiko Devaux’s ebb and concludes with Haydn’s tempestuous Symphony No. 71 in B-flat major, one of his greatest orchestral works.

This performance is recorded at FirstOntario Concert Hall and produced in collaboration with our media partners at Hamilton-based Banko Media.

Haydn & Mendelssohn premieres on May 8, 2021 at 7:30pm and remains available for viewing for 30 days following its release. Haydn & Mendelssohn accesscan be purchased as a single broadcast or as part of a Flex Five subscription package. This concert replaces Postcards from Buenos Aires, originally scheduled to premiere online on April 24, 2021.Ticket holders who previously purchased Postcards from Buenos Aires will receive Haydn & Mendelssohn in its place.

 

Haydn & Mendelssohn
Premieres May 8, 2021 at 7:30pm
Available until June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm

Single broadcast: $27
Flex Five Subscription Package: $249

Tickets are available online at hpo.org.


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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:

Christina Volpini
Marketing and Communications Manager
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 x226
cvolpini@hpo.org

Megan Nourse
Communications and Outreach Assistant
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
905.526.1677 x211
mnourse@hpo.org