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The HPO takes a stroll through the English countryside this month as Music Director Gemma New leads the orchestra in Haydn’s London.

HAMILTON, ON – The HPO is back in Burlington this month for Re:Sound: A Live Music and Motion Video Experience at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This unique concert combines orchestral favourites from Mozart and Bach with high-definition video immersing audiences in the music. This program is conducted by Daniel Black.

On March 11 our Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte is at the Burlington Public Library Central Branch sharing stories from jolly old England and the composers who found success there including Haydn and Elgar. On March 13 Richardson-Schulte hosts Talk and Tea: Haydn’s London exploring the music and composers of this month’s Mainstage concert. At 12:45 Richardson-Schulte is at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch interviewing TSO Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey about her instrument and career. In the afternoon she hosts Musical Moments, a music appreciation program for people with early stage dementia.

Music Director Gemma New returns to FirstOntario Concert Hall March 14 to conduct Haydn’s London featuring guest artists Sarah Jeffrey performing Vaughan Williams’ pastoral Oboe Concerto. This concert also marks the world premiere of Juliet Palmer’s fire break, commissioned by the HPO.

Over the March break, catch our String Quartet’s Upbeat performance at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch March 17. Abigail Richardson-Schulte presents her popular storytelling workshop highlighting her original orchestral scores for Alligator Pie and The Hockey Sweater March 20 at the HPL Dundas Branch.

We end March on a high note with Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine at The Cotton Factory! Music Director Gemma New leads this evocative program integrating visual and multimedia arts by Hamilton-based artist Andrew O’Connor.



For tickets and more information order online at or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

RE:SOUND: A Live Music and Motion Video Experience
March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust Street, Burlington)
Tickets: $41.50 at

HPO presents: Exploring the English Countryside
Talk and piano demonstrations
March 11 at 2 p.m.
Burlington Public Library Central Branch (2331 New Street, Burlington)
Tickets: Register at

Senior’s Talk & Tea: Haydn’s London
Talk with Abigail Richardson-Schulte
March 13 at 11 a.m.
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 McNab Street S.)
Tickets: $12 +HST at

Meet the Musicians
Q&A with TSO Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffery
March 13 at 12:45 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library Central Branch (55 York Blvd)
Tickets: Free

Haydn’s London
HPO Mainstage Performance
March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Tickets: $19-$71 at

UpBeat Performance for Children
Featuring HPO String Quartet
March 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library Central Branch (55 York Blvd)
Tickets: Free

Storytelling Workshop
Hockey Sweater / Alligator Pie
March 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library Dundas Branch (18 Ogilvie St, Dundas)
Tickets: Free

Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine
March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Ave N.)
Tickets: $30 +HST at

Ticket Information

Single tickets are available for purchase online at, by calling 905.526.7756 or in-person at the HPO Box Office in First Ontario Concert Hall at 10 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.

Subscriptions to the 19-20 Mainstage Season can be purchased in 9, 7, 5 or 3-concert packages. Subscribers can save up to 18% off single ticket prices, and packages start at as little as $69 (plus HST) for a 3-concert package. Subscriptions can online at or by calling 905.526.7756.

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 combined musical talents of its artists continue to enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.

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