A password will be e-mailed to you.


We celebrate love and the magic of orchestral storytelling this month with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade on our Mainstage and several events in the community.

HAMILTON, ON – Our HPO Minis series returns February 5 with a Woodwind Trio performance at the Art Gallery of Burlington featuring Principal Flute Leslie Newman, Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels and Bassoonist Melanie Eyers. This intimate performance is hosted by our Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte and features an introduction to the gallery’s current exhibits by Art Gallery of Burlington Senior Curator Suzanne Carte.

On February 8, the HPO accompanies Steven Page at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in a concert featuring a selection of Barenaked Ladies hits and Page’s solo work, conducted by Isaac Page.

HPO Principal Trombone David Pell performs at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch on February 14. Abigail Richardson-Schulte will interview Pell about the range and virtuosity of the trombone and a short performance will follow.

Our Seniors’ Talk & Tea returns on February 14 with Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte discussing the career and work of Rimsky-Korsakov, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at an HPO rehearsal. On February 14, Richardson-Schulte also joins HPO horn player Neil Spaulding to lead Musical Moments, a program for people with early-stage dementia to experience orchestral music and education in a comfortable environment. Participants will learn about the music of Rimsky-Korsakov before sitting in on an HPO rehearsal.

Our Mainstage performance Scheherazade on February 15 presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral gem and features Principal Trombone David Pell as soloist for Tomasi’s Trombone Concerto. This concert is conducted by our Music Director Gemma New.


February 2020 EVENT LISTING

For tickets and more information order online at or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

HPO Mini at the Art Gallery of Burlington
Woodwind Trio
February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Art Gallery of Burlington (1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington)
Tickets: $20 +HST  at

Seniors’ Talk & Tea: Scheherazade
Talk and Piano Demonstrations
February 14 at 11 a.m.
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. South)
Tickets: $12 +HST at

HPO at the Library
Featuring Principal Trombone David Pell
February 14 at 12:45 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library Central Branch (55 York Blvd)
Tickets: Free

HPO Mainstage Performance
February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Tickets: $19-$71


Other February HPO Events

Steven Page with the HPO
February 8 at 8 p.m.
Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust Street, Burlington)
Tickets: $69.50 at


Ticket Information

Single tickets are available for purchase online at, by calling 905.526.7756 or in-person at the HPO Box Office in First Ontario Concert Hall at 10 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.

Subscriptions to the 19-20 Mainstage Season can be purchased in 9, 7, 5 or 3-concert packages. Subscribers can save up to 18% off single ticket prices, and packages start at as little as $69 (plus HST) for a 3-concert package. Subscriptions can online at or by calling 905.526.7756.

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 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
905.526.1677 X226

Megan Nourse
Communications and Outreach Assistant
905.526.1677 X211

Leave a Reply