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December 6, 2016 at 7:30pm

The Studio Theatre at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
(1 Summers Ln.)

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A Literary Recital: Madeleine Thien and the HPO String Quartet

In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to announce a special literary and musical event featuring 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Award-winning author Madeleine Thien.

Combining readings from Thien’s novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, and music by the HPO String Quartet, this unique evening weaves together the rich musicality of Thien’s powerful storytelling and live performances of works by Bach, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. Do Not Say We Have Nothing focuses on three gifted musicians whose lives are impacted by the political upheavals created by China’s Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square protests.

This literary performance brings one of Canada’s top novelists to Hamilton for a special evening of words and music, offering a multi-disciplinary celebration of Canadian culture.

Bryan Prince Bookseller is delighted to partner with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for this exciting event to highlight the beautiful ways in which literature and music intertwine to enrich our lives.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing also received the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. This special event is made possible with support from Penguin Random House of Canada.




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