2015-2016 Season

The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra utilizes the magic of theatre to support each7168a-q12

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,

and musicians.

Classic Gems

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.

7420-q12Holiday 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.

Movie MagicRHPO-1947-Q5

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

turned on.

Nordic Reflections

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.

7143a-q12Last 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.