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May 6, 2021
Online Broadcast
$12 (Tax included)

In line with regulations of the provincial stay-at-home order, the recording and broadcast of this concert has been postponed to a later date. For more information, visit 

Enjoy a fascinating talk on the lives and music of great composers from your home – the perfect pairing for an afternoon tea! Hosted by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, each online Talk and Tea presentation accompanies an HPO concert this season. With intriguing stories and musical examples throughout, these entertaining talks offer insights into the works you’ll hear our musicians perform in our Concert Hall Series.

In this episode, Abigail offers insights into May’s concert Haydn & Mendelssohn.

Haydn, Mendelssohn and Copland – What do these three very different composers from different eras have in common? They all started something great which made a lasting contribution to music. Haydn, known as “Father of the Symphony and the String Quartet”, Mendelssohn, founder of the Leipzig Conservatory and Bach revival, and Copland, “Dean of American Music”, all sowed the seeds for what was to come. This Talk and Tea features performances by our HPO Brass Quintet and HPO String Quartet as well as a glimpse into rehearsal as the orchestra prepares to perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 71.

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