Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Honors Tragically Hip for Canada Day

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Many Canada Day celebrations are certain to include at least a few songs by The Tragically Hip, and it won’t just be Canadians marking the day with the Hip’s music.

South of the border, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will also be saluting Canada’s 150th anniversary with a special tribute to the Kingston band.

On Friday June 30th, the orchestra will be hosting the “Masters of the Music of the Tragically Hip” concert accompanied by tribute band The Strictly Hip. Also making a contribution to the event is Canadian conductor Bradley Thachuk, who worked with The Strictly Hip and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra arranging the Hip’s music for the show.

Tickets for the 5pm concert – presented by the Consulate General of Canada and Labatt USA – can be purchased for $5 on ticketfly.com or at the door ($35 VIP tickets have sold out).

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More ticket and concert information can be be found at the Canalside Buffalo website.

According to its website, The Strictly Hip was originally conceived in 1995 in St. Catharines, Ontario and are now based in Buffalo New York, where they continue to perform for The Hip’s rabid American fan base. The band says it performs the Hip’s music “accurately, passionately, respectfully and with reverence to its creators.”

The Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra formed in 1938 and continues to serve as Buffalo’s cultural ambassador. With Music Director JoAnn Falletta, the orchestra performs over 120 Classics, Pops, Rock, Kids and Youth concerts each year.

Watch The Strictly Hip perform the Hip’s “My Music At Work”

Photo: Scott Alexander via Wikipedia (cc)