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In response to the extension of Ontario’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2, and after careful deliberation, the board of directors and leadership of the HPO have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining online concerts of the 20-21 Season.

Ticket holders for online concerts have received detailed information via email regarding next steps. For more, visit our 20-21 Season Updates page.


Gemma New, Conductor

Roydon Tse: Down the Rabbit Hole +
Jeffrey Ryan: Earthshine +
Andrew Clark: Heliacal Rising* +
James O’Callaghan: The Earth, Split Open +
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst 
Norbert Palej: Rorate Coeli +

*19-20 HPO Composer Fellow     

Experience works that revel in the wonder of our earth and the universe. The HPO strings explore light and shadow in Jeffrey Ryan’s Earthshine and shifting colours in Jessie Montogomery’s Starburst. Andrew Clark’s Heliacal Rising depicts rising over the horizon, while Roydon Tse’s Down the Rabbit Hole captures the sensation of falling. James O’Callaghan’s The Earth, Split Open imitates quaking and eruption through string gestures. The ethereal sounds of Palej’s Rorate Coeli close this concert. This concert is part of the Intimate & Immersive series, which is specially curated by Music Director Gemma New to highlight fresh and exciting works by living composers.