Over the past few months, we have been exploring new ways to bring the HPO to you, and today, I am thrilled to announce that we will launch a re-imagined 20-21 Season.
Our 20-21 Season will include new musical experiences focused on online performances and music appreciation engagements. These performances will feature HPO musicians and Music Director Gemma New, and our outreach programming will continue to support music education, wellbeing and community-based initiatives.
If health and safety guidelines allow, mainstage and community performances will be live to audiences, and all will be managed with social distancing and safety protocols for the care of our patrons, musicians and staff.
Music Director Gemma New continues to lead the artistic vision of the HPO and she and our artistic team, including Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, are working to put the finishing touches on the season.
Supporting our musicians and staff remains a priority. We will continue to provide consistent work for our musicians and employ our small staff team in the season ahead. These commitments have been made possible by the generosity of our donors, government funders, sponsors and the judicious fiscal management of our board of directors.
We look forward to sharing details of the 20-21 Season in the weeks to come with more information in early August. As always, we’d love to hear from you, so please reach out with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of our musicians, board and staff, thank you for the outpouring of support you have shown as we navigate this new world together. We are deeply grateful for your continued encouragement and generosity, and we are eager to share music with you in the 20-21 Season.
How you can connect with the HPO at home
Find online performances from HPO musicians as well as online resources for connecting with arts and culture from home on HPO@Home!
HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte hosts a limited series of weekly Facebook Live interviews with musicians and members of the HPO community aptly named Get to Know the HPO. These interviews will air live every Wednesday at noon on the HPO Facebook page and can be viewed later on our YouTube page.
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.