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HPYO Earns Gold Award at 2016 MusicFest Canada

 

HAMILTON May 15, 2016: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) – our region’s foremost symphony orchestra for student musicians up to age 24 – received a Gold Award in the Orchestra/String Division at this year’s MusicFest Canada held last week in Ottawa.

 

Founded in 1972, MusicFest Canada is a premier celebration of musical performance and education nationwide.

 

Our senior orchestra, under the baton of music director/conductor Colin Clarke, performed in a field that featured nine other high calibre ensembles, including the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra. The performance program that included the “Finale” from Tchaikovsky’s 4th, Handel’s Organ Concerto in B-flat (featuring HPYO harpist Emily Kens), and Williams’ “Symphonic Dances” received a rare standing ovation.

 

Participation at MusicFest 2016 provided HPYO student musicians with an opportunity to travel, interact with peers and learn from expert clinicians. It was a way for the HPYO to deliver on a vision of “leadership through music.”

 

Also at this year’s MusicFest Canada, HPYO violinist and concert master Madeleine Kay received an Honour Award in recognition of her special leadership contributions.

 

 

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Media Contact: Jessica Micale, Executive Director

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra | 905-869-4796 | info@hpyo.com

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Season Finale Features “The Mighty Tchaikovsky”

May 12, 7:30 pm at Mohawk College

April 18, 2016: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) — our region’s foremost symphony orchestra for musicians 24 and under — closes out the 2015-2016 season with a concert on May 12, 7:30 pm at McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College.

The concert, under the baton of Maestro Colin Clarke, will showcase performances by the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and HPYO Concert Orchestra (young musicians aged 10-16), and include:

TCHAIKOVSKY      Symphony No. 4

WILLIAMS          Symphonic Dances No. 3 (Fiesta)*

HANDEL             Harp Concerto*

TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien

The program will also offer updates on “HPYO in the Community,” including details of our upcoming trip to Ottawa to perform at MusicFest Canada, as well the introduction of a new advisory committee.

Tickets prices for the May 12 concert: Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $15, Child $10 (under 12).

Available online at hpyo.com under Concert Season, by calling 905-869-4796, or at the door.

Group discounts of up to 25% are also available by pre-arrangement.

 

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Media Contact: Jessica Micale, Executive Director

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra | 905-869-4796 | info@hpyo.com

Registered Charitable # 871749774 RR0001

 

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Mother’s Day Mimosa Brunch with the HPYO!

May 8, 2016 at the Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts

April 30, 2016: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) announces a very special event, Mother’s Day Mimosa Brunch with the HPYO,  to share with your loved ones to be held at 1 pm Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016, at the Lincoln Alexander Centre in Downtown Hamilton. Enjoy a delicious brunch provided by “Jane Riddell Fine Catering” while the musicians of the HPYO serenade your special guest! Other surprises are planned to enhance the experience and enjoyment on this cherished day. Each honored guest will receive a complimentary mimosa cocktail and a gift from the HPYO!

All are invited to come with someone special to celebrate with fine fare and enchanting music of the HPYO ensembles. The brunch will be held in the beautiful Governor’s Ballroom at the recently renovated Lincoln Alexander Centre in downtown Hamilton.

Early Bird purchasers – purchase by March 31, and ticket holders will get a free dedication announced at brunch for the honoree of their choice. To reserve your dedication simply email your ticket confirmation number and the name of your special someone to info@hpyo.com.

This charity fundraiser will benefit the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Touring Fund.

WHEN: Sunday, 8 May 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

WHERE: LINCOLN ALEXANDER CENTRE – Premiere Performing Arts Centre – 160 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

Tickets are $40.00 Adults |  $35.00 Senior/Student  |  $25 Child under 12

Available online at Eventbrite.ca, at hpyo.com (under Concert Season), by calling 905-869-4796, or at the door.

 

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 Media Contact: Jessica Micale, Executive Director

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra | 905-869-4796 | info@hpyo.com

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Tea & Symphony ~ High Tea and Beautiful Music

April 23, Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts

March 25, 2016: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) presents Tea & Symphony on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm — a wonderful springtime event for the whole family.

This special fundraising social marks HPYO’s debut concert at the Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hamilton.

It will feature popular chamber music performed by ensembles of the HPYO as well as repertoire performed by the HPYO Concert Orchestra under the baton of conductor Colin Clarke.

Following the concert, all will retire to the Governor’s Ballroom for a classic high tea service featuring delicious tea sandwiches, and of course, scones and jam!

Champagne will also be available to purchase. A number of community businesses and organizations will animate a small marketplace showcasing unique products and services.

Ticket price includes the Concert and High Tea: $35 (seniors and students 12+); $40 (adults); and, $32 (children under 12). Available at hpyo.com or Eventbright.ca. Add $5 at the door.

Seating is limited. To receive a discount, purchase your tickets online at Eventbrite.ca before March 31 using promo code: SPRINGFLOWERS.

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Glenn Mallory, the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is the foremost student-based symphony orchestra in the Hamilton region. Led today by Maestro Colin Clarke, the HPYO continues to provide dedicated young musicians age 24 and under an opportunity to expand their musical education through experiences in performance, teamwork, and leadership in an orchestral environment.

Upcoming HPYO events also for sale on Eventbrite.ca: Sunday May 8, 2016 Mother’s Day Mimosa Brunch (Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts) seating at 11 am or 1 pm | Thursday May 12, 2016 Season Finale Concert, “The Mighty Tchaikovsky” (McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College, Hamilton).

 

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Media Contact: Jessica Micale, Executive Director

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra | 905-869-4796 | info@hpyo.com

Registered Charitable # 871749774 RR0001

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Tea & Symphony ~ High Tea and Beautiful Music

April 23, Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts

April 20, 2016: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) presents Tea & Symphony on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm — a wonderful springtime event for the whole family. It will feature popular chamber music performed by ensembles of the HPYO as well as repertoire performed by the HPYO Concert Orchestra under the baton of conductor Colin Clarke. Following the concert, all will retire to the Governor’s Ballroom for a classic high tea service featuring delicious tea sandwiches, and scones & jam! For your listening pleasure chamber ensembles and our resident harpist will serenade the guests attending tea in the ballroom.

This special fundraising social marks HPYO’s debut concert at the Lincoln Alexander Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hamilton.

Guests will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the members of the newly formed HPYO Advisory Council. The council members include: Dr. John Roberts, Claudio Vena, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Christopher Cutler, Karen Wilkins, Valerie Tryon, and Judith Bishop.

Champagne will also be available to purchase. A number of community businesses and organizations will animate a small marketplace showcasing unique products and services.

Ticket price includes the Concert and High Tea: $35 (seniors and students 12+); $40 (adults); and, $32 (children under 12). Available at hpyo.com or Eventbrite.ca. and at the door.

 

 

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“Symphonic Dances” – Two Orchestras In Concert for One Ticket!

March 5, 2016, 7:30 pm

 

HAMILTON February 17, 2016:  The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) is proudly offering the second concert of their 52nd Season: “Symphonic Dances” – An evening of beautiful music inspired by the art of dance.

 

The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the HPYO Concert Orchestra will both perform in concert on Saturday March 5, 2016, 7:30 pm at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre (Mohawk College) in Hamilton.

 

Both the 60-member Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (young musicians from the ages of 14-24) and the HPYO Concert Orchestra (young musicians from the ages of 10-16) will each perform selections of orchestral works under the baton of HPYO music director and conductor Colin Clarke.  The evening’s performance is scheduled to include:

 

COPLAND              Hoe Down

GOUNOD               Ballet Music from the opera Faust

SAINT SAENS        Danse Bacchanale from Samson & Delilah

WILLIAMS             Symphonic Dances No. 3 *

GLIERE                  Russian Sailor’s Dance

…And More!

The accomplished and dedicated members of the HPYO come from all over the greater Hamilton region to rehearse every Saturday morning at their new home, the Lincoln Alexander Centre in downtown Hamilton.  The organization, a registered Ontario charity, has offered youth the opportunity for leadership through music for over 50 years.

The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra proudly participated in the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival at Redeemer University College, February 16, 2016 earning a coveted “Gold” evaluation and a result has been invited to appear at MusicFest Canada in Ottawa on May 13, 2016

Upcoming local events after this March 5th concert include: April 23, 2016, 2 pm (ensemble music and special event at Lincoln Alexander Centre, Hamilton) and May 12, 2016, 7:30 pm (McIntyre Performing Arts Centre- Mohawk College, Hamilton). Please see www.hpyo.com for updates.

 Ticket prices for March 5, 2016: Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $15, Child $10 (under 12 yrs.) available on Eventbrite.ca or www.hpyo.com or at the door.Group discounts of up to 25% are also available by pre-arrangement.  Seasons tickets available (pro-rated).

Please email info@hpyo.com for more information.  Donations to HPYO are always welcome.

 

Media Contact:  Jessica Micale, Executive Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

905-869-4796 | info@hpyo.com

 

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Colin Clarke, Music Director

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Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra:

The Road to MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa; First Stop –

The Golden Horseshoe Music Festival in Hamilton!

 

HAMILTON January 25, 2016:  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!

 

Media Contact:  Jessica Micale, Executive Director

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra | 905-869-4796  |  info@hpyo.com