Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra returns with in-person concert series

Missing live music? You’re in luck: the legendary Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) has made its return with an exciting lineup of concerts taking place in-person throughout the fall and winter.

Like most live events, the HPO was forced to pivot amid the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting much of their work in 2020 through innovative, remote formats like live-streaming.

But today, as vaccination rates climb and a return to in-person performance is more safely possible, the HPO is back to doing what it does best: filling a shared space with the power of live orchestral music.

They’re off to a great start, too. Two concerts in September were large successes, and an upcoming event on October 15th – Haydn & Mendelssohn – is already sold out.

Beyond that is a trio of upcoming concert events including Intimate & Immersive: Earthshine, which promises to blend ethereal compositions with striking video installations by Hamilton artist Andrew O’Connor. The scaled-back affair takes place at The Cotton Factory on October 21st and is an exciting entry point for those who have yet to experience the HPO live.

Then on November 13th, Beethoven’s Eighth takes the stage at the HPO’s home base, FirstOntario Concert Fall. Pieces by Britten and Bruckner punctuate the evening, which is centred around Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 8. Attendees will also have the chance to view the concert from home as a livestream event.

Finally, Hometown Holidays will help conjure the holiday spirit on December 18th at FirstOntario Concert Hall, making for a perfect family event. This concert will also have a livestream option available.

For in-person attendees, the HPO is adhering to health & safety guidelines including proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, mask-wearing at all times, distanced seating arrangements, and enhanced safety measures at their venues.

Check out the HPO’s website for more details!

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