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Your Guide to Classical Music Shows in Hamilton this Summer

Blog/MusicJune 8th 2017
Richard Kohar

Classical music can be hard sometimes to find during the summer. Most orchestras start to wrap up their season by the end of May. This may be tradition going back to the days of when concert halls were too hot to sit in even during the night without air conditioning. Luckily, in Hamilton this is not the case. Here is my list of upcoming events in the Hammer that will tie you over until the next season starts in the fall.

Saint Joseph's ChoirJoined by members of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra present Mozart's Requiem

11 June 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Tickets: $20 suggested donation.

Location: St. Joseph's Parish. 260 Herkimer Street (at Locke), Hamilton ON

HPO Indie Series: Featuring Hanna Bech. Hanna is a professor of whimsy and a diviner of hooks, whose muse is a back flipping white ball of fluff. Her sound is classically influenced folk-pop with a flair for dramatic swagge

23 June 2017 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: $15

Location: The Gasworks. 141 Park St N, Hamilton, ON

Brott Music FestivalTerrific Tchaikovsky with pianist, Ian Parker.

29 June 2017. 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Location: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. 440 Locust St. Burlington, ON 

Brott Music FestivalHot Jazz on the Water with Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Dominic Mancuso. Dominic will be presenting a multi-lingual repertoire taken from his last two cds; the Juno awarded ‘World Music Album of the Year’.

30 June 2017. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Location: Bay City Music Hall. 50 Leander Drive Hamilton, ON 

Brott Music FestivalCelebrate Canada 150 Day Fireworks – Live Accompaniment by Boris Brott Orchestra

1 July 2017. 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Location: Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks

Brott Music FestivalPopOpera with hits from operas by Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Britten and Tchaikovsky.

6 July 2017. 7:30 pm.

Location: Mohawk College McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.

Brott Music FestivalBizet's Carmen

13 July 2017. 7:30 pm.

Location: Mohawk College McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.

Brott Music FestivalValerie's Favourites High Tea with Pianist, Valerie Tryon. World renowned pianist and great festival favourite Valerie Tryon performs her favourites! All made perfect with a delicious high tea of scones, clotted cream, finger sandwiches, squares and English tea.

16 July 2017. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Brott Music Festival: The Great Musical Impressionists with Violinist, Alexandre Da Costa. Impressionists masters Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel's works are performed by violin virtuoso Alexandre Da Costa, winner of the 2012 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year.

20 July 2017. 7:30 pm.

Location: Mohawk College McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.   

Brott Music FestivalThe World’s Best Chamber Music Series where pieces include Elgar String Serenade, Gounod Petite Symphonie for winds, and Arabic Dances for Tuba and Percussion by Scott Meister.

26 July 2017. 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Tickets: $12.

Location: The Church of St. John the Evangelist. 320 Charlton Ave W Hamilton, ON.

Brott Music Festival Choral Spectacular with excerpts from the inspirational Mahler's 2nd to the sublime Beethoven's 9th symphony and Orff's iconic "Carmina Burana". Location: First Ontario Concert Hall. 

17 August 2017. 4:30 pm.

I hope you can make it out to enjoy some classical music this summer and support our local Hamilton classical music scene! Let us know what events you plan to attend.