Did you know we post a #TBT from our HPO archives every week on Facebook and Twitter? This week we’re going back to 1977 when the Canadian Mime Theatre and Canadian Brass joined the HPO on stage for a family concert!
Canadian Brass got its start as the HPO resident brass section in the early 1970s. In ’77 the ensemble left the orchestra to tour and perform together full time, touring China and appearing on Sesame Street and The Tonight Show. Their lineup has changed a few times, but 50 years later the ensemble is still going strong with more than 130 albums and a busy touring schedule. The Canadian Mime Theatre unfortunately went defunct in 1979.
See Canadian Brass perform with the HPO November 9 at FirstOntario Concert Hall!