November 13 - 7:30PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Beethoven’s Eighth 

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Stephen Sitarski, Conductor   

Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor   

Jessie Brooks, Horn   


Bruckner: Three Pieces for Orchestra    

Andrew Balfour: Kiwetin-acahcos (North Star)   

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings   

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8         


Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski takes the stage as guest conductor, presenting works that evoke the beauty of nightfall. Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford joins Principal Horn Jessie Brooks to perform Britten’s Serenade, a setting of poems on the calm and mystery of night. Following the dazzling melodies of Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Andrew Balfour’s Kiwetin-Acohkos draws on the stars and northern lights for inspiration. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 offers energy and invention, closing the evening with the composer’s light-hearted side.