Monthly Archives May 2020

Listen to the SPO on our YouTube channel

While we’re also missing new performances, in person, from the great SPO — there are ways to still enjoy our orchestra by visiting our SPO YouTube channel.   There are some longer-length selections, plus lots of behind-the-scenes interviews with composers and musicians who worked on our “Canadian Panorama” CD, and more.  Check it out and enjoy < https://www.youtube.com/user/SPOGreatMusic/videos >.
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Celebrating the life of Terry Evans (1950-2020)

It takes a team to keep an orchestra going on and off the stage. Losing any member of that team has an impact. The SPO is sad to share that TERRY EVANS, who you would have seen at SPO concerts over the past years helping his friend and our archive audio-recordist, John S. Gray. Terry passed peacefully on March 25, 2020. Terry was always very helpful, supportive, and had a keen sense of humour. You can learn more about Terry’s life experiences here < https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=terence-george-evans&pid=195900397&fhid=17679 >. To celebrate Terry’s life and friendship, the SPO arranged for the planting of a
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COVID-19 and the value of music in our lives

It’s no secret that the impact of COVID-19 on the whole world is troublesome and worrying. Adapting to social distancing, not being able to go where we want, when we want, and even having to line up to get the real essentials of life, has impacted every person on the planet. Many people are also impacted financial, and certainly emotionally. Family and friends are forced to be separated, even for life’s most precious moments, like a marriage, welcoming a new baby, or in grief. Tempers become shorter, as does patience. Musicians and creative folk are at least able to express
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Welcome to the SPO Players Committee

Earlier this year, the SPO Players Committee was formed to better connect, communicate, and share ideas of our valued musicians that can benefit the whole. The musicians, having selected their leadership of Lesley Duff (flute) and John Milosh (violin), are already being well-served and the SPO is thrilled with the feedback and ideas on how to make this great orchestra even better, together. Another very positive step in the right direction.
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