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Martin Beaver: Hamilton’s “Amadeus” of the Violin

Born in Winnipeg and raised in Hamilton, Martin Beaver has never forgotten his Steel City roots. Martin attended Hillfield Strathallan College where he began to master his true gift: the violin. Martin later jo...
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Learn the History Behind the Music

  William Blair Bruce (Canadian 1859–1906). The Phantom Hunter 1888. Oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Hamilton; Photo: Robert McNair Music director candidate and guest conductor Gemma New brings you the in...
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Six Candidates, One Baton

The HPO is thrilled to reveal the top six candidates in line to lead Hamilton's orchestra. One of these faces is destined to be your next HPO Music Director, so we think you ought to get know them a bit better!...
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In her own words: A Canadian in Paris

Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte On Saturday, April 26, we're pleased to present the world premiere of A Canadian in Paris by our very own composer-in-residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.  Yo...
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Raising the Baton for Women

Karina Canellakis Standing on the illuminated podium at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), with eager eyes watching in anticipation for the evening’s concert, the conductor has complete cont...