Our 2021/2022 SPOGreatMusic Podcasts and Performance Videos are all available here on our website!
Friday, December 31, 2021 — It’s hard to believe it’s time for another new year. And with the enduring health crisis, you may be feeling like “been there, done that”. What’s most important is staying well and staying safe. This has been our prime directive since March 2020. From the heart, we do hope that you and yours have a great 2022. And we look forward to seeing you, in person, soon.
Whenever you want to hear great music, or to learn more about great music, please check out our online season of incredible digital content – and check out the new posts on the right side of this page! We are working to return to the stage for live concert events, so stay tuned!
Our 2 Award-winning Online Series continue through 2021/2022!
#1: The SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series Season 2
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!
New audio podcasts on the first Friday in October & December 2021, plus February and April 2022. Daniel will be interviewing interesting people, including SPO team members and musicians, composers, historians, musicologists, guest artists, sector representatives, special guests, and more.
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!
SPO will also be producing two special video podcast episodes, created with our Community Partners, the Stratford Symphony Orchestra. The episodes are currently being crafted and we’ll post to let you know when they are ready to view.
#2: The SPOGreatMusic Performance Series
Click here to go to the full Performance schedule page now – and watch videos right from our website!
This award-winning series runs every second and fourth Friday, from October 2021 through April 2022. Videos are released through our YouTube channel.
We’ve arranged our releases 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.
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 and highly-capable Digital Production lead in Devin Scott, and the production team delivers at the top of their game.
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 continues to develop new partnerships in our community and throughout the province/country. We value our friends and partners 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 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 — and when live concerts return in the Spring of 2022.
You’ll also find regular updates on our social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Our 2021/2022 season is funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council, by the Canada Council for the Arts, by charitable gaming funds received through Delta Bingo & Gaming Downsview, and by dedicated SPO members, sponsors, and donors, like you.