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Musically Speaking, Vivaldi & The Four Seasons with the HPO

June 19 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Westdale for a series of fascinating music appreciation talks with performances on the big screen! HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte shares captivating stories about some of history’s most celebrated composers. Each talk features unique video recordings from HPO performances. Traverse music history with The Westdale and the HPO in this brand-new series!

Sponsored by: incite Foundation for the Arts

One of the most recognizable pieces of orchestral music is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Join HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte for an engaging exploration of Antonio Vivaldi’s life and contributions to music. Known as the red-headed Priest, Vivaldi is a key figure of the Baroque Era. Watch the HPO performance of his quintessential work, The Four Seasons, as well as the 20th Century work it inspired, Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Abigail Richardson-Schulte

Composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte was born in Oxford, England, and moved to Canada as a child. Ironically, she was diagnosed incurably deaf at five. Upon moving to Canada, however, her hearing was fully intact within months. Her music has been commissioned and performed by major orchestras, presenters, music festivals and broadcasters including the Festival Présences of Paris. Abigail won first at the prestigious UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers which resulted with broadcasts in 35 countries. She won the Karen Kieser Prize (CBC), Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Opera, Quenten Doolittle Award from New Works Calgary, and a Hamilton Arts Award.

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$15.00 – Adult/Child/Student/Senior/Member


June 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada
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