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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Geek SOS Productions are proud to present Rocky Mountain High: An Evening of John Denver on Monday, June 17 at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place).

Rocky Mountain High: An Evening with John Denver is an authentic celebration of John Denver’s timeless folk style. This concert experience features some of John Denver’s best known songs arranged for live orchestra and is led by internationally renowned composer/conductor/arranger, Lee Holdridge.

The HPO is joined onstage by acclaimed Canadian recording artist Rick Worrall and a Canadian all-star band of Steve Worrall (Canadian recording artist), Gary Smyth (guitar), Scott Grant (Drums and Percussion), Brian McMahon (Bass), Chris Stevens (Banjo), Susan Aylard (Fiddle and Violin), Neville Bowman (piano) and Delphine Litke (vocals). Guest artists, Miriam Khalil (soprano) and David Curry (tenor) join the band and the HPO for this sensational show.

Lee Holdridge is at the heart of this impassioned tribute as John Denver’s personal friend and one of Hollywood’s most honoured composers/arrangers/conductors. Holdridge has lent his talents to countless feature films, television movies and mini-series. Over the course of his distinguished career, Holdridge has been nominated 19 times for an Emmy Award, winning seven.

“…A man who I consider to be a genius!” ~ John Denver

Holdridge has written, arranged and conducted for many major recording artists including Placido Domingo, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and more.

This night celebrates the extraordinary power and elation of nature in Denver’s true folk style.

Rave reviews from recent Rocky Mountain High performances:

“Every tribute should be like this one. In a word…SUPERB!”

“Rocky Mountain High will lift your spirits and take you to a place of inner delight!

“A Must See! Loved it!”

Ticket Information

Rocky Mountain High: An Evening with John Denver
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
Tickets: from $49
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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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