Our 2020/2021 Season starts today!

Friday, September 18, 2020 — A bold new online season for the SPO starts today with the premiere episode of our all-new SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series.

Two online series for our 2020/2021 SPO Season!

#1: The SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series

With Host, Dr. Daniel Medizadeh

Enjoy a new episode every other Friday, starting on September 18, 2020. Daniel will be interviewing interesting people, including SPO team members and musicians, composers, historians, musicologists, guest artists, sector representatives, special guests, and more. Each podcast has a theme. The premiere episode is titled, “Sharing a Passion for Music: An Introduction to the SPOGreatMusic Podcast”. You’ll find our podcast on major platforms, like Apple and Spotify! You will also find our Podcast Series on additional platforms. For more platforms, visit our podcast host, Anchor.fm. You can click here to find upcoming episode release dates and themes, plus links for more information about each episode’s guests (click here to see these details for our premiere episode right now). The SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series run through April 2021.

#2: The SPOGreatMusic Performance Series

This all-new series runs every other Friday, starting on October 9, 2020, released through our YouTube channel. Mr. Royer has programmed excellent content based on our themes. SPO musicians and special guests have all been invitied to participate. We’ve also made arrangements with Sheridan College Animation to post short films (a new film every other Friday), created by 4th Year students and complete with new music composed and performed digitally by members of our SPO family. The SPOGreatMusic Performance Series runs through April 2021.

We’ll be posting an SPOGreatMusic Performance Series episode release schedule, as well as additional information on music selections and composers, performer biographics, pictures, and social media links in the very near future, so please check back with our website, or on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for more details.

MR. RONALD ROYER   Music Director and Conductor

MR. COREY GEMMELL   Concertmaster

The SPO is very lucky to have a talented Digital Production team taking on this new work. We are also blessed to have additional help from specialists, researchers, and other volunteers. To each of them, THANK YOU for sharing our passion.

The SPO has partnered for this season with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, as well as community groups like Scarborough Arts, FabCollab, and more.

The SPO is also very grateful to Orchestras Canada for their ongoing and timely information during this pandemic, and for their opportunities to share ideas and updates with other Canadian orchestras and classical music ensembles. A true leader.

As the entire planet continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the SPO has adapated to continue to offer our community, and the world, an incredible classical music experience, while ensuring we keep our musicians, team, and audience safe and comfortable.

Visit our website regularly, to see when new series episodes become available.

You’ll also find regular updates on our social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

Our 2020/2021 season is funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council, and by dedicated SPO members, sponsors, and donors, like you.

If you appreciate what we’re doing and would like to show your support, please consider making a monthly or one-time donation through our CanadaHelps.org profile.

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