MUSIC BRINGS US CLOSER TOGETHER ON SATURDAY, MAY 25th!

Saturday, May 25, 2019 — The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present “EAST MEETS WEST” at 8 pm at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church (3333 Finch Avenue E., at Warden).

This amazing concert will feature performances by the Odin String Quartet (Alex Toskov, Tanya Charles Iveniuk, Veronica Lee, and Samuel Bisson) and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Women’s Choir, under the leadership of Director Yiping Chao, and guest conductor Kevin Zi-Xiao He. We will also welcome special guest performers Lucy Lu (piano), Larkin Hinder (bassoon), Ronald Royer (cello), and Mark Laidman (bass).

Music to be performed includes select movements from Haydn’s Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183. Brunetti’s Quintetto No. 4, Op 2 for Bassoon and String Quartet will also be performed.

New work, commissioned by the SPO, will have their World Premiere, including Bruno Degazio’s The Pearl for String Quartet and Chris Meyer’s Journey Through Night for String Quartet. Two additional Canadian compositions will be performed including Alex Eddington’s Gibbons vs. Gibbons and Sarah Shugarman’s Carousel for String Sextet.

Yiping Chao will also be featured as Soprano soloist with Ms. Lu on piano and the Odin String Quartet, performing specially-arranged traditional Chinese music including Embroidering a Pouch (folk song from Nanyang City), Not Seeing You from February (Shanbei folk song), and Lark, the Beautiful Singer (Kazahk folk song).

This concert will also feature performance by the SPO Women’s Choir!

Under the baton of conductor Kevin Zi-Xiao He, the SPO Women’s Choir will perform with Ms. Lu and the Odin String Quartet, Strauss’ One Day When We Were Young and Gu Jianfen’s Missing.

To ensure you don’t miss this event, tickets are available using our online ticket ordering system. It’s fast, safe and secure. Of course, tickets will be available at the door, if you prefer.

Don’t forget there is also plenty of free parking on the northwest corner of Finch Ave. E. and Warden.

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