The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce a new initiative this winter. The Gallery Series brings our region’s local art galleries and professional orchestra together to create intimate chamber concerts for Hamiltonians in inspirational and beautiful environments.
The Gallery Series presents stimulating 60-minute concerts, giving Hamiltonians the opportunity to experience the beauty of chamber music in unique settings. Each of the three partnering galleries is committed to showing contemporary and local artists, thereby supporting and fostering our community’s artistic prowess.
“We are delighted to partner with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra on the upcoming Gallery Series project,” says Stefan Hancherow, Interim Administrative Director of the Hamilton Artists Inc. “The Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015 and it is our intention to facilitate dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, performances, education and outreach projects. The Gallery Series continues The Inc.’s commitment to contemporary art practices through a meaningful program that represents the cultural life in our city and beyond.”
The 2014-15 Gallery Series includes:
Wed., Dec. 3 at 7:30pm
Nathaniel Hughson Gallery
27 John St. N., Hamilton
Featuring principal flutist Leslie Newman and harpist Erica Goodman
Wed., Jan. 21 at 7:30pm
Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
Featuring the HPO Woodwind Trio
Wed., Feb. 25 at 7:30pm
Hamilton Artists Inc.
161 James St. N., Hamilton
Featuring the HPO Brass Quintet
Performances are hosted by an HPO representative who provides context for each musical selection on the program. Additionally, the curator of each gallery provides information about the current exhibition in the space. Guests are invited to join HPO musicians and gallery curators for a reception following each concert.
All Gallery Series performances are free to the public. RSVPs not required. Seating is limited and subject to first come, first served. Donations are gladly accepted at the door. Doors open one hour prior to the concert starting.
Media Contact: Diana Weir, Partnerships Manager | Tel: 905.526.1677 x230 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.