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Duration: 90 Minutes

Musically Speaking, The World of Mozart with the HPO

Join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Westdale for a series of fascinating music appreciation talks with performances on the big screen! HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte shares captivating stories about some of history’s most celebrated composers. Each talk features unique video recordings from HPO performances. Traverse music history with The Westdale and the HPO in this brand-new series!

Sponsored by: incite Foundation for the Arts


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart receives wide acclaim as one of history’s most significant composers and musical geniuses. Join HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte at The Westdale for a deep dive into Mozart’s life and music. We explore his relationships and challenges while learning to navigate the social hierarchies of the time to become an established artist. Hear Mozart’s work with an HPO performance of his Symphony No. 31 “Paris” on the big screen!

Abigail Richardson-Schulte

HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte explores the life and career of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th Century’s most iconic musical figures, ahead of a screening of Maestro. In the film, Bradley Cooper directs and stars as Leonard Bernstein in a biographical drama that centers on his relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre. In her introduction, Abigail shares unique insights into Bernstein’s work, tumultuous personal life, and his musical contemporaries, setting the stage for Maestro to round out the fascinating and often dramatic life of Leonard Bernstein.

Special Event Pricing in Effect (all taxes and fees included)

$15.00 – Adult/Child/Student/Senior/Member