About to enter its 33rd season, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra plans to delight audiences of all ages with its innovative programming, affordable and accessible concerts and wonderful array of well-known and up-and-coming guest performers. The SPO is led by Music Director Ronald Royer, who will be joined on the podium by guest conductors including Howard Cable, Sheldon Bair and Geoffrey Butler. Our 12.13 six-concert season features four concerts at the Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel and two concerts at St. Paul‘s L‘Amoreaux Anglican Church. The musicians of the SPO will share the stage again this year with the Toronto Choral Society. Our concerts showcase soloists from our own ranks alongside internationally-renowned performers.
Again this season we will be presenting engaging new works by Canadian composers alongside old favourites and hidden gems of the traditional repertoire. Our ongoing commitment to living Canadian composers makes our programming unique among community orchestras.
The Scarborough Philharmonic has a long and interesting history and a mandate to provide music of a very high standard to the community, both immediate and farther afield. We have a core of paid section leaders and many community musicians, some of whom have played with the SPO for most of our 33 years. Our musicians come from a variety of walks of life: some are professional players, some teach music and others have music as an important and meaningful hobby - but all share the love of music and performing it for others.
The orchestra is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and many interested and highly involved volunteers. If you would like to join the SPO as a musician or a volunteer, please let us know by calling (416)-429-0007 or by e-mailing email@example.com. We're sure we can find many ways to keep you busy!
Without the generous financial assistance of sponsors and donors, the Scarborough Philharmonic would cease to exist. We are very grateful to all those who contribute to the well-being of the group. Most notably, our season is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
The Scarborough Philharmonic would like to thank all of you who brought toy donations to our December 1st concert to support the Salvation Army toy drive. There were so many donations that the bins were overflowing! Your generosity was very much appreciated.