September 24 - 7:30PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Gemma Conducts Rachmaninoff


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Gemma New, Conductor
Daniel Hsu, Piano

Abigail Richardson-Schulte: The Path Illuminates
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2                                
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Gemma New conducts a triumphant opening night with soaring sound and sweeping romantic melodies. We hear the premiere of The Path Illuminates by Abigail Richardson-Schulte, who celebrates 10 years as Composer-in-Residence with the HPO. Daniel Hsu is soloist for Rachmaninoff’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 2, boasting dramatic melodies that audiences will recognize. Tchaikovsky’s fateful Fourth Symphony ends the evening on a reflective tone.   

Sharing the joy of orchestral music at a young age is a great way to foster an appreciation and interest in the arts. Children age five and older are welcome at any Mainstage concert at FirstOntario Concert Hall with a youth ticket purchase. For children aged 5 and younger, the HPO recommends their Family Concert Series or performances at local libraries.