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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.

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Gemma New, Conductor
Dominic Desautels, Clarinet

Arie Verheul van de Ven, 20-21 Composer Fellow: New work 
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Matthias McIntire, 20-21 Composer Fellow: New work
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony in D major, Op. 25

Principal Clarinet Dominic Desautels makes his debut as an HPO soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, a masterpiece of the repertoire that showcases the lyricism and virtuosity of the instrument. Hear two new works by our two 20-21 Composer Fellows, composed following six months of mentorship with Gemma New and Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte. The program closes with Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, a lighthearted and quirky masterwork modeled after the style of Mozart and Haydn.

Please note: Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony in D Major replaces R. Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.