Our 2020/2021 Podcasts and Videos are all here!
Monday, December 14, 2020 — Check out our online season of incredible digital content – and check out the new posts on the right side of this page!
Two online series for our 2020/2021 SPO Season!
#1: The SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series
With Host, Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh
Click here for our Podcast schedule page — each episode page has the podcast available to play from our website now!
Enjoy a new episode every other Friday, from September 18, 2020 through at least the end of April 2021. 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.
You can click here to find upcoming episode release dates and themes, plus links for more information about each episode’s guests. Unlike missing a live concert, if you miss a podcast, don’t worry — they’re all there, all the time!
#2: The SPOGreatMusic Performance Series
Click here to go to the full Performance schedule page now – and watch videos right from our website!
This all-new series runs every other Friday, from October 9, 2020 through at least the end of April 2021, is released through our YouTube channel.
We’ve arranged them in playlists, so you’ll know which videos have just been released. The quality of sound and picture is excellent.
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.
Click here for our SPOGreatMusic Performance Series episode release schedule, as well as additional information on music selections and composers, performer biographics, pictures, and social media links.
You can also find updates and other interesting information on our Facebook page.
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 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.
Our 2020/2021 season is funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council, by charitable gaming funds received through Delta Bingo & Gaming Downsview, and by dedicated SPO members, sponsors, and donors, like you.