May 4 - 7:30PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

23-24 Gemma Conducts Beethoven 9

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

23-24 Gemma Conducts Beethoven 9


Gemma New, Conductor
Carla Huhtanen, Soprano
Lauren Segal, Mezzo-Soprano
Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor
Alexander Dobson, Baritone
Bach Elgar Choir, Guest Artists
Hamilton Children’s Choir, Guest Artists

Andrew Balfour, Mamachimowin
Claude Vivier, Lonely Child
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9


About this Concert:
Celebrate Gemma’s nine years as Music Director with our orchestra and voices from across the city at this show-stopping performance! More than 120 singers take the stage for Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 9 with its iconic choral finale, Ode to Joy! Voices carry throughout this concert with Andrew Balfour’s remarkable Mamachimowin for orchestra and choir exploring the relationship between Canada and the First Nations. The late Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child, for orchestra and soprano, transports audiences to the shadowy realm between reality and imagination.