September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
Music Director Gemma New kicks off the 19-20 Season with a vibrant program celebrating the natural beauty of our region. Dvořák’s Carnival Overture evokes a bright and bustling scene while Sibelius’ Luonnotar summons the mystical beauty of the sea. Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s The Mermaid and the Fisherman features soprano Stacie Dunlop and Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn. The evening concludes with Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, a stunning work that evolves from the delicate colours of a sunrise to brilliant orchestral heights.
Gemma New, Conductor
Leslie Newman, Flute
Michael Fedyshyn, Trumpet
Stacie Dunlop, Soprano
Dvořák: Carnival Overture
Richardson-Schulte: The Mermaid and the Fisherman*
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
Arrive early and join us for the FREE Inside the Music: Pre-concert Talk at 6:30pm.
*The Mermaid and the Fisherman is commissioned by Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra through the generous support of Ontario Arts Council.
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