The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra utilizes the magic of theatre to support each
concert program. Multimedia and audience interaction supports quality symphonic
music, to offer the best possible concert going experience.
A Pre-Concert Talk will be given 45 minutes prior to each performance, offering
valuable insight into the music being performed and discovery about music, composers,
October 23, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
The symphonic orchestra and its music has been a part of the fabric of life for centuries.
“Classic Gems” is as a best of the best of the best, comprising selected movements from
some of the greatest symphonic works, by some of the greatest composers who took
orchestral music to new levels in their era. Join us on a journey through time, beginning
with Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and visiting selected movements
from significant symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms,
Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, and Mahler … the biggies! … and experience a remarkable
collection of symphonic literature.
Holiday Spectacular on the Hill
December 12, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
The RHPO presents the annual “Holiday Spectacular” with a brand new program that
promises to enchant even the Grinch. In a very special presentation, Brian Moore joins
the orchestra to narrate “A Child’s Christmas In Wales,” Dylan Thomas’ nostalgic
portrayal of the holiday in a simpler time. This magical evening will also feature Rimsky-
Korsakov’s delightful Christmas Eve Suite, and opportunities for the audience to join the
orchestra in song and celebration.
February 20, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
Movies feature some of the most memorable music of all time. Some you can sing along
to, some gets you dancing in the aisles, some sticks in our hearts forever, but all of it
stimulates our imagination. “Movie Magic” presents a variety of music from film, old
and new, that will touch the hearts of anyone who enjoys watching movies with the sound
April 15, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
The countries that ring the Arctic Circle at the northern edge of Europe may be small, but
their music has had a big impact. Nordic music has a distinct sensibility that can only be
described as sublime. Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen not only composed
music reflecting the landscape and nationalistic sensibilities of their countries, but they
also provided us with some of the most endearing sound the symphonic orchestra can
produce. Experience music that is extraordinarily fluid, epic in character, and
wonderfully individual, and take home a breathtaking experience.
Last Night at the Proms
June 19, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
The annual RHPO Last Night at the Proms continues to be a wildly popular event. Joined
by one of the best choirs in the land, this concert promises to brighten anybody’s June
with a new docket of symphonic delicacies to complement the standard “Proms”
repertoire, all with an RHPO twist. Our enthusiastic audiences continue the tradition of
flag waving, singing, horn blowing, and celebrating music that brings an exhilarating
conclusion to the RHPO season.