Gallery Series Concert - AGB [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]


Gallery Series Concert at the Art Gallery of Burlington

January 24, 2018, at 7:30pm
Art Gallery of Burlington (1333 Lakeshore Rd.)

Join the HPO’s String Quartet for a FREE concert at the Art Gallery of Burlington. This 60-minute performance is hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte and the musicians and starts with a Curator’s presentation of the gallery’s current art exhibition. Stay for the post-concert reception and meet the musicians and gallery curators. Admission by donation.

Suhashini Arulanandam, violin
Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin
Brandon Chui, viola
Laura Jones, cello

To RSVP for the Series register at the LINK:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON

Beautiful Scars [Tom Wilson / Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]


Tom Wilson and the HPO present: Beautiful Scars

$40.00 – $65.00

January 26, 2018, at 7:30pm
Studio Theatre, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Darcy Hepner, conductor

Three-time Juno Award winning Canadian musician Tom Wilson teams up with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for a special one-night-only, multi-disciplinary literary and musical event. In conjunction with the release of his memoir, Beautiful Scars, Tom uses words and music to tell the story of his search for identity, and of a family history of carefully guarded secrets and profound acts of forgiveness.

Featuring original music by Tom along with works by history’s greatest musical minds, Tom Wilson and the HPO present a moving and at times hysterically funny night of inspirational art fit to make Hamilton proud of its musical heritage.

For more information visit:

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30
Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Pinocchio [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]



$10.00 – $85.00
February 3, 2018

Activities start at 11am; Concert begins at 2pm

The young and young-at-heart will enjoy this full-day of symphony-themed fun! Join us for an afternoon of musical activities followed by a one-hour concert featuring the tale of Pinocchio set to music.

Purchase a family day-pass* (two adults/seniors and two children) or single person day pass and take part in pre-concert musical activities, including the create-your-own-puppet station, story-time with Suzie Sunshine and instrument petting zoo, to name a few. All day-passes include pre-concert musical activities and the one-hour concert at Mohawk College.  Activities are recommended for children aged four and up.

*A $5 lunch voucher, per person, is included in each child, adult and family pass, to be used at Mohawk College’s marketplace.

Daniel Warren, conductor
Suzie Sunshine, narrator

Saint-Saëns: The Swan and The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Gandolfi: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

For more information visit:

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 11:00 to 17:00
Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Cirque Goes to the Cinema [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]


Cirque Goes to the Cinema


January 20, 2018, at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Combining the wonder of Cirque, the magic of the movies and the beauty of the HPO, this amazing concert experience returns to Hamilton for a cinema-inspired performance by the acrobats and aerialists of Cirque de la Symphonie. Cirque is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theatres and arenas. The company includes skilled veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen join the HPO as they perform music from James BondMission ImpossibleJurassic ParkRaiders of the Lost ArkPirates of the Caribbean and more.

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conductor

Arrive early and join us for the FREE Inside the Music: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.

For more information visit:

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 19:30 to 22:00
Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Afternoon at the Opera [Dundas Valley Orchestra]

Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

  1. G. Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
  2. G. Handel, arr. A. Luck: Largo (from “Xeres”)
  3. C. Gounod: Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle (from “Romeo et Juliette”) with Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo soprano
  4. G. Puccini: Quando m’en vo (from “La Boheme) with Tessa Victoria Laengert, soprano (HAALSA Soloist-repertoire)
  5. C.M.V. Weber: Oberon Overture
  6. R. Wagner, arr. L. Thomas: Tannhauser Fanfare

Dundas Celebration Singers with the DVO:

  1. G. Verdi: Va’ pensiero from (‘Nabucco”)
  2. G. Puccini: Coro a boca cerrada (from “Madame Butterfly”)
  3. G. Verdi: Di Madride noi siam mattadori (from “La Traviata”)
  4. G. Verdi: Coro di Zingari (from “Il Trovatore”)

Dundas Valley Orchestra:

  1. L. Delibes: Sous le dome epais (from “lakme”) with Tessa Victoria Laengert, soprano, Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo soprano
  2. G. Bizet: Carmen: Suite No. 1

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information visit:

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas, ON

High School Musical Onstage [Hamilton Theatre Inc]

High School Musical Onstage (Youth Production)

SHOW DATES: February 16-25, 2018

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on HTI's stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family.

For more information visit:


Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 25, 2018 (All day)
140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton, ON

Night of Cultural Creativity [True North Gallery]

True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art presents

Night of Cultural Creativity

One Night Only Book Signing, Art Show & Concert

with visual artist and musician
Joe Crookston 
& music journalist and best-selling author
David McPherson

Join one of Canada’s leading music writers and one of New York’s finest songwriters and painters as they team up for a one night only event that brings together book reading, stories, songs, and an art exhibition (with a Niagara wine tasting).

Free and open to the public, Canadian author, David McPherson will read from and sign copies of his new book, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, which pays homage to the legendary Toronto music venue on its 70th anniversary. 

What exactly makes The Horseshoe Tavern so legendary, and how has it managed to survive when so many Toronto music venues have closed? Live music and the Horseshoe Tavern are woven into the fabric of Toronto’s history. It’s more than a venue. It’s a pilgrimage place where people gather and commune over a shared passion. The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape. McPherson will read excerpts from the new book, answer questions, and sign copies.

McPherson is president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications — a writing and public relations consulting business. Over the years his writing on music has appeared in Paste, American Songwriter, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!, and He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

"David McPherson has captured the soul and the sweat, the joy and the chaos of the hands-down greatest music parlor in Canada. This book takes you through a journey that began before rock ’n’ roll and keeps the ghosts humming with you long past closing time. From Stonewall Jackson to the Last Pogo the spirit that is the Horseshoe lives in these pages.”         ~ Colin Linden


From Ithaca NY, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter, Joe Crookston is bringing his slide guitar, fiddle, hilarious stories, universal songs with gorgeous melodies and original paintings for a night that will leave you feeling more awake and alive with a renewed sense of what’s possible.

Crookston will share songs, stories, and talk about his artistic/creative process and his work as a “social archeologist,” collecting stories and turning them into relevant art that helps us understand our culture and our humanity.


WHERE: True North Gallery, Griffin House, 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON

WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018 at  8:00PM

INFO: contact 905.690.9397 x 228 or go to

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00
True North Gallery, Griffin House, 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]


You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!



1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at


ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch


Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON