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In response to the extension of Ontario’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2, and after careful deliberation, the board of directors and leadership of the HPO have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining online concerts of the 20-21 Season.

Ticket holders for online concerts have received detailed information via email regarding next steps. For more, visit our 20-21 Season Updates page.


Stephen Sitarski, Conductor

Beethoven: Sonata in F major Op. 10, No. 2 (arr. Sitarski)
Richardson-Schulte: Emerge for Woodwind Quintet
Grieg: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major
Thea Musgrave: Orfeo III
Jan Koetsier: Brass Quintet, Op. 65

We welcome the warmth and sunny days of spring with this collection of musical gems that share optimism and joy. HPO core musicians are featured in chamber ensembles, providing a range of timbres from across the instrument families. The HPO String Quartet performs an arrangement of Beethoven’s sunny Piano Sonata in F major along with Grieg’s sprightly and charming String Quartet No. 2. The HPO woodwinds shine in Richardson-Schulte’s Emerge, which is inspired by reflections in water. Musgrave’s Orfeo III offers an escape through an imaginative sound world while the HPO Brass closes this program with Koetsier’s warm and sincere Brass Quintet.