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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HPO’s 18-19 Season continues with a radiant and jubilant mainstage concert conducted by internationally-celebrated Canadian conductor, Jacques Lacombe, featuring guest pianist André Laplante. See HPO in the community at a range of engaging talks and performances this month.

Hamilton, ON – On Tuesday, October 9, HPO partners with McMaster Institute for the Research on Aging for a free event for seniors at Hamilton Public Library (Central branch). Music and Hearing Loss: Can they go Together? This event examines how Beethoven’s life evolved due to his struggle with deafness. With a focus on aging-related hearing loss, this engaging multidisciplinary talk will feature musical demonstrations by HPO’s String Quartet and a joint presentation by Abigail Richardson-Schulte, HPO’s Composer-in-Residence, and Dr. Dan Bosnyak, Technical Director from McMaster’s LIVELab.

Also on Tuesday, October 9, HPO continues its Community Collaboration with the Burlington Public Library (Central branch). This free event features Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte leading an engaging talk about the music and lives of Beethoven and Mozart. Abigail plays piano to demonstrate musical style and form.

On Tuesday, October 16, HPO heads to Burlington Public Library (Tansley Woods branch) for a free event featuring Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte leading an engaging talk about the music and lives of Beethoven and Mozart. Abigail plays piano to demonstrate musical style and form.

On Friday, October 19, the Seniors’ Talk and Tea series presents Beethoven & Mozart. At this educational and engaging event guests enjoy a late morning tea and treat, discover the stories behind the composers on the mainstage, and go behind-the-scenes to an HPO rehearsal in the Great Hall at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

On Saturday, October 20, conductor Jacques Lacombe takes the audience to a world of gods and heroes in Beethoven & Mozart at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Acclaimed Canadian pianist André Laplante returns to Hamilton in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

On Sunday, October 28, HPO musicians put on their costumes to entertain our youngest patrons in Halloween Spooktacular at McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College. This one hour, full-orchestra concert features fun and spooky favourites.

OCTOBER 2018 EVENT LISTING
For tickets and more information order online at hpo.org or call the HPO Box Office at 905.526.7756

Music and Hearing Loss: Can they go Together?
Tuesday, October 9 at 11am
Hamilton Public Library, Central branch (55 York Blvd)
Tickets: Free

Beethoven & Mozart Talk
Tuesday, October 9 at 2pm
Burlington Public Library, Central branch (2331 New Street, Burlington)
Tickets: Free

Beethoven & Mozart Talk
Tuesday, October 16 at 2pm
Burlington Public Library, Tansley Woods branch (1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington)
Tickets: Free

Seniors’ Talk and Tea
Friday, October, 19 at 11am
FirstOntario Concert Hall Stage Door (10 MacNab St. S)
Tickets: $12

Beethoven & Mozart
Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) (1 Summers Ln.)

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
André Laplante, piano

Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm

Tickets: $25-$67
hpoGO Tickets: $19

Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday, October 28 at 2pm
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College (135 Fennell Avenue W)
Tickets: $10 child, $20 Adult/Senior


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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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