Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra:

The Road to MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa; First Stop –

The Golden Horseshoe Music Festival in Hamilton!


The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) —our region’s foremost symphony orchestra for young people now in its 52nd season — will participate in the tenth annual Golden Horseshoe Music Festival with a performance on February 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm, Redeemer University College in Hamilton.

The 60-member HPYO (musicians from the ages of 14-24) will perform a selection of orchestral works under the baton of music director and conductor Colin Clarke. Family and the general public are welcome to attend for a donation at the door.

A dedicated team of music educators and supporters runs this non-profit, non-competitive festival. It provides an opportunity for performers, teachers and clinicians from across the region to meet and share their love of music and creativity.

The Golden Horseshoe Music Festival (February 16-19, 2016) is an official regional affiliate for MusicFest Canada, an annual national event that brings together more than 10,000 of Canada’s finest young musicians who perform for recognition as their country’s premier musical ensembles.  This year’s festival will take place in Ottawa, May 9-14. Participants age 12-25 will be drawn from the elementary, high school and postsecondary levels.

Top ensembles from the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival and other regional festivals across the country can earn an invitation to participate in MusicFest Canada as a result of their showcase performances.  The HPYO musicians have been working diligently, rehearsing every Saturday (at their new home at the Lincoln Alexander Centre in downtown Hamilton) since September, and hope to earn their place at the “next stop”; Ottawa – MusicFest Canada!

Proudly now calling Lincoln Alexander Conference Centre our home!

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For more information, call us at 905-869-HPYO (4796) or email us at info@hpyo.com.


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