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HPO appoints new music director

French-born conductor and ‘exceptional artist’ James S. Kahane was chosen among 115 applicants and seven shortlisted candidates. He will assume the role in September. French-born conductor James S. Kahane is the next music director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Considered a rising star, the 28-year-old Kahane is principal…
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‘Big Launch Concert’ kicks off new music group

The Escarpment Blues Society has a mandate to support and grow the local blues and roots music scene. It officially launches with a star-studded concert May 28. Excitement is building as a new music collective is ready to take the stage.   The Escarpment Blues Society is…
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Taking on the hits of Motown

Theatre Ancaster’s Mainstage tribute concert series will feature local blues icon Harrison Kennedy. Kicking off the 2024 Mainstage tribute concert series for Theatre Ancaster is the Music of Motown, featuring local legend Harrison Kennedy.  According to Colin Lapsley, the executive director of the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre and…
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At the top of his game

Veteran Hamilton singer-songwriter Philip “Pip’ Kummel releases his ‘magnum opus,’ with 30th album Every City. Releasing 30 albums is a momentous milestone for any artist. Seasoned Hamilton singer/songwriter Philip ‘Pip’ Kummel has achieved that impressive feat with his brand new record, Every City, and it is made sweeter…
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Ardyth Brott appointed to the Order Of Canada

Hamilton music leader joins her late husband, conductor Boris Brott, in being recognized with one of the country's highest honour. One of the new members of the Order of Canada is Hamilton music luminary Ardyth Brott. Governor General Mary Simon announced 78 new appointments to one of…
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Steve Strongman and local guests rock holiday show

The Juno award-winning Hamilton musician is a founding board member of the newly formed Escarpment Blues Society that will promote and support local blues and roots music. What an evening of great music Steve Strongman delivered at his 12th annual holiday party. The Dec. 2 show, a great…