RHPO 2016/17 Concert Series
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, and musicians.
October 29, 2016 • 8:00 p.m.
Building toward Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, “Sprit of Hope”
celebrates new Canadians to our local community. Musical history has a long list of
composers who were forced to leave their homeland, finding new opportunity and
an ability to continue their contributions and evolution of the musical repertoire.
This concert celebrates historically significant refugee composers, including
Rachmaninov, Bartók, Schönberg, and Hindemith and features one of Canada’s
newest composers from the Middle East (Kurdistan), Nauroz Tanya.
(Holiday Spectacular on the Hill)
December 10, 2016 • 8:00 p.m.
The music we hear over the holidays is steeped in the same rich cultural influence
that our communities enjoy as the backbone of Canada. The annual RHPO Holiday
Spectacular is a popular concert tradition and great place to celebrate the season,
with “Home for the Holidays,” featuring a brand new program of wonderful music
from across the globe. With works specifically for the concert hall, there will also be
plenty of opportunity for the audience to join the orchestra in song and celebration.
February 18, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.
Much of the most memorable music of all time comes to us from the Musical
Theatre. Canada’s theatre districts have put our major cities on the map in the eyes
of the world. “Broadway Showstoppers” features music we have enjoyed in
Canadian theatres, including hits across the ages that continue to get our toes
tapping. We promise to have you singing your way home after an enchanting
April 15, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.
From the earliest colonial days South African music has developed out of the
mingling of local ideas and forms with those imported from outside the country,
giving it a special twist that carries with it the unmistakable flavour of the country.
Join the RHPO and special guests George St. Kitts and his amazing cast of musicians
and singers with music from “The Lion King,” “The Power of One,” and other
wonderful music that has made its way from the grasslands to the great white north
and into our hearts.
June 18, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
The wildly popular annual Proms concert continues to delight audiences with a new
docket of symphonic music every year. This year we celebrate Canada’s 150th
featuring Canadian composers and their music, to complement the standard
“Proms” repertoire. Our enthusiastic audience will have plenty of opportunity to
hear your faves, wave your flags, sing with the RHPO, blow your horns, and
celebrate Canada’s heritage, to bring an invigorating conclusion to the RHPO season.
Tickets & Subscriptions
October 29, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
(Holiday Spectacular on the Hill)
December 10, 2016 – 8:00 p.m.
February 18, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
April 15, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
June 18, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Students and Seniors $24
Children aged 12 and under $9**
(**must be accompanied by a parent or adult)
All 5 Concerts: Adults $100/Students and Seniors $75
Any 4 Concerts: Adults $88/Students and Seniors $68
Any 3 Concerts: Adults $72/Students and Seniors $57
Any 2 Concerts: Adults $52/Students and Seniors $42
Buy 10, get 20% off
Buy 6, get 15% off
Groups of 20 or more, $15 each ticket
For Packages and Group Discounts visit:
NOTE: applicable taxes will be added to all tickets purchased
To obtain tickets
or call the box office: (905)787-8811