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Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble Performs Scottish Dances (Eclectic Local)

September 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rob Wolanski playing upright bass silhouette


Eclectic Local | A free outdoor concert series showcasing Hamilton's diverse music scene.

A free outdoor series celebrating Hamilton’s diverse music scene, presented by the Hamilton Music Collective and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brought to you by Lead Sponsor Incite Foundation for the Arts.

Saturday September 9:

Scottish Dances
HPO Principal Bassist Rob Wolanski and HPO violinist Elizabeth Loewen Andrews perform with the original pianist from The Scottish Accent, Donny Wood. Explore the sounds of the highlands with Scottish Dances featuring piano, bass, violin and guitar.


All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm

Gates Open at 4:00pm, Rain or Shine.

No admission fee. All ages event.

Beer garden by Collective Arts Brewing

Outdoor Stage at The Gasworks (141 Park St N, Hamilton)

Chairs Provided


The series is co-curated by members of the HMC and the HPO with the goal to bring vibrant, accessible musical performances to the downtown community.

Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.


About the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra:

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) is a dynamic organization that aspires to excellence in music performances and community engagement through vibrant programming and education. Our mission is to support the wellbeing of the greater Hamilton region by engaging, educating and inspiring the community through outstanding professional orchestral music. Programs include symphony concerts at FirstOntario concert hall, a youth orchestra as part of a robust music education program and 60+ community-based partner events, serving people of all ages in our community.

About Donny Wood:

Originally from Oxford, Nova Scotia, Donny began playing piano at age 6 with his father a fiddle and accordion player. Equally adept on bass and piano, he has toured extensively throughout North America and the British Isles with the Cape Breton Symphony Fiddlers and the Scottish Accent Band of which he is a founding member. Donny has performed with country great George Jones and Scotland’s Andy Stewart as well as Canadian entertainers J.K.Gulley, John Allen Cameron and fiddler Graham Townsend. A seasoned session musician, Donny brings a wealth of experience to “End of the Road”

About Rob Wolanski:

Rob Wolanski is Principal Bass of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly plays section bass for the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and many other ensembles. In the summer months, Rob plays in several music festivals including the Brott Music Festival and the Westben Festival. Rob is also active as an electric bass player performing with several groups in the Rock, Folk and Country genres including the Scottish Country Dance band, Scotch Mist and Canadian Country music artists including Brad James, Ryan Langdon, Tim Hebert and others.

About Elizabeth Loewen Andrews:

Elizabeth Loewen Andrews is delighted to be entering her 14th season with the HPO. She truly values this community and her orchestral family here. Elizabeth splits her performance life between playing modern violin and playing Baroque violin. Although formally trained in modern performance, Elizabeth was able to delve into the world of period performance while she was completing her Masters degree at the University of a Toronto. When not performing in Hamilton, she can often be found joining the members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on their stage. And yes, she does own two different violins for this work, though they’re BOTH old!


September 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Hamilton Music Collective
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra


The Gasworks
141 Park Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2N5 Canada
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