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HAMILTON, ON – Following Ontario’s recently-lifted province-wide shutdown, changes have been made to remaining concerts and events in the HPO’s 20-21 Season. Given the current health regulations and restrictions, two Mainstage concerts are reprogramed and several online premiere dates are rescheduled. These alterations allow the HPO to offer the same number of Mainstage concerts in the 20-21 Season as originally planned and provide a safe work environment for our musicians and staff.

The concert A New Year’s Celebration is rescheduled to premiere March 27, 2021 at 7:30pm EST with no changes to musicians or repertoire featured. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is replaced by The Joy of Beethoven, which premieres April 10, 2021 at 7:30pm EST. This concert now features string quartet, woodwind quintet and brass quintet.

Beethoven’s Eighth is rescheduled to premiere May 22, 2021 at 7:30pm EST. This update is being made to safely accommodate the size of the orchestra with no changes to the repertoire or featured musicians. The concert Postcards from Buenos Aires is replaced with Haydn & Mendelssohn, which premieres May 8, 2021 at 7:30pm EST. This change has been made to safely feature a smaller orchestra.

Mozart & Strauss is renamed Mozart & Prokofiev and rescheduled to premiere June 10, 2021 at 7:30pm EST with a slight adjustment to the program and new title reflecting the updated repertoire. R. Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is changed to Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25.

There are no changes to Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine (scheduled to premiere June 16, 2021 at 7:30pm EST) and Intimate & Immersive: Dragon Unfolding (scheduled to premiere June 30, 2021 at 7:30pm EST).

All concerts are available to watch on-demand for 30 days following the premiere date and include an Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

The 20-21 Season Talk and Tea Series premiere dates have been adjusted to accompany the associated concert date changes outlined above. Talk and Tea videos, hosted by Abigail Richardson-Schulte, will also be available to view 30 days following the premiere date. The Talk and Teas for Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine and Intimate & Immersive: Dragon Unfolding have merged into one event. Those who hold tickets for both talks will now receive Talk and Tea: A New Year’s Celebration.

 

20-21 Concert Updates

A New Year’s Celebration (Originally scheduled to premiere January 23, 2021)

  • This concert premieres March 27, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.

 

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Originally scheduled to premiere February 20, 2021)

  • This concert is replaced with The Joy of Beethoven, which premieres April 10, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.
  • Programming change: This concert now features string quartet, woodwind quintet and brass quintet.

Repertoire includes:
Beethoven: Sonata in F major Op. 10, No. 2 (arr. Sitarski)
Richardson-Schulte: Emerge for Woodwind Quintet
Grieg: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major
Thea Musgrave: Orfeo III
Jan Koetsier: Brass Quintet, Op. 65

 

Beethoven’s Eighth (Originally scheduled to premiere March 20, 2021)

  • This concert premieres May 22, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.

 

Postcards from Buenos Aires (Originally scheduled to premiere April 2021)

  • This concert is replaced with Haydn & Mendelssohn, which premieres May 8, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.
  • Programming change: This concert is reprogramed to feature smaller orchestra.

Repertoire includes:
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
Copland: Quiet City for trumpet, English horn and strings
Keiko Devaux: ebb
Haydn: Symphony No.71 in B-flat major

 

Mozart & Strauss (Originally scheduled to premiere June 2021)

  • This concert premieres June 10, 2021 at 7:30pm EST.
  • Programming change: Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is changed to Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25.
  • To reflect this programming change, the concert title is changed to Mozart & Prokofiev.

 

20-21 Talk and Tea Series Updates

Talk and Tea: A New Year’s Celebration premieres March 25, 2021

Talk and Tea: The Joy of Beethoven premieres April 8, 2021

Talk and Tea: Haydn & Mendelssohn premieres May 6, 2021

Talk and Tea: Beethoven’s Eighth premieres May 20, 2021

Talk and Tea: Mozart & Prokofiev premieres June 8, 2021

Talk and Tea: Intimate & Immersive premieres June 14, 2021

 


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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.

 

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