The HPO recognizes the importance of staying connected socially and engaged with art and music. Fortunately, there are many ways to engage with art and music performance at home!
Get to Know the HPO
Tune in to the HPO Facebook page on Wednesdays at noon to follow our weekly series hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.
Next Week: Principal Trombone David Pell
May 27: Trumpet player Mary Jay
HPO Musician Videos
HPO violinists Suhashini Arulanandam and Elizabeth Loewen Andrews perform the Largo movement of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins for Mother’s Day. Music Director Gemma New also offers a few words about the Beethoven Nine program, which would have been the same weekend.
Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels performs Brahms’ Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86 No.2
Principal Trombone David Pell performs a beautiful quartet arrangement of Schumann’s Traumerei
Arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Erbarme Dich performed by HPO second violin Elizabeth Loewen Andrews and HPO cellist Laura Jones
Arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for violin and loop pedal performed by Associate Concertmaster Lance Ouellette.
HPO Community Recital
On May 2, the HPO hosted our first-ever Living Room Community Recital, which offered musicians in the community the opportunity to share performances from their home in a welcoming environment.
The Hamilton Public Library is continuing the Friday noon-hour concert series virtually! Check out their full schedule of digital events here.
19-20 Composer Fellow Luis Ramirez sets out on an impossible challenge: to perform Nancarrow’s Canon X, a work written for and performed only by player pianos. Watch it here and see how he does!
The Berlin Philharmonic has made their Digital Concert Hall free while their performance schedule is suspended. There are many phenomenal concerts to choose from, we recommend starting with the October 2019 concert Janine Jansen Plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
#OperaAtHome: The Canadian Opera Company is posting clips from past performances and videos of their performers at home at 11am on their Facebook page. Recently featured were magical moments from productions of Dvořák’s Rusalka, Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor’s Hadrian and Verdi’s La Traviata.
HPO on Spotify: Our 2018 collaboration with Hamilton alt-pop band Twin Within, Live-Off-The-Floor At Hamilton Place is available for streaming as well as our 2019 recording of Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s The Hockey Sweater. Also, check out our concert playlists from this season!
Spend an afternoon getting lost in Hamilton history with the Hamilton Public Library’s Local History & Archives page! Research the history of your home or look through countless archived photos from Hamilton’s fascinating past.
Conductor Joshua Weilerstein’s podcast Sticky Notes dives deep into the world of orchestral music with a huge catalog of episodes! Learn about the intricacies of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, living composers you need to know about, or the ins and outs of composing for film.
Google Arts and Culture allows users to digitally tour collections of more than 500 museums across the globe including The Met, London’s National Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.
Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online for free. Why not try Dartmouth’s Introduction to Italian Opera or Harvard’s deep dive into Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and how it shaped the 19th-century orchestra.
A Sonnet a Day: Actor Sir Patrick Stewart is reading one Shakespeare Sonnet per day on his Twitter page.
Meet the Horn: Seattle Symphony Horn Danielle Kuhlmann introduces audiences of all ages to the instrument on YouTube.
Goodnight with Dolly: The legendary musician and literacy advocate Dolly Parton is reading bedtime stories for kids on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Youtube channel live at 7pm on Thursdays! The series began April 2 with The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper. See the full schedule of books Dolly plans to read weekly here.
Storytime: Get a little help with your next storytime with Storyline Online’s Youtube page of celebrities reading children’s books. You should probably start with Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog.
Acclaimed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis teaches a Monster Music Class on Sesame Street.
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