A free live concert on Sat-Mar-25 / 3 pm: The Joy of Strings!
Posted Monday, December 5, 2022 — Don’t miss our next concert on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, 3:00 pm | Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute, 5400 Lawrence Avenue E..
Featuring Strings of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Ronald Royer, Conductor | Corey Gemmell, solo violin), Sistema Toronto String Ensemble (Andres Tucci Clarke, Conductor), and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus String Ensemble | Sir Oliver Mowat C.I. String Ensemble (Tony Leong, Conductor).
This performance features an entertaining and diverse collection of music for string orchestra and includes musicians from four Scarborough ensembles, including: Edward Elgar’s Serenade in E minor, Op. 20, Jean Sibelius’ Humoresque in D major, Op. 87, No. 2 (for solo violin and strings), Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1, No. 3 (arranged for string orchestra), Peter Ashbourne’s Jamaica Folk, Shreya Jha’s Farmyard Adventure, Cris Derksen’s Prairie Promise, Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement, and Soon Hee Newbold’s Invictus (featuring Sitema student performers)!
MR. RONALD ROYER Music Director and Conductor
MR. COREY GEMMELL Concertmaster
Posted Monday, August 22, 2022 — The SPO is thrilled to present our new 2022/2023 Season! Join us for our six fantastic concerts offering familiar greats and lots of new music from talented Canadian composers.
Mr. Royer and the Music Programming Committee have selected excellent content that also better represents the diverse and amazing culture all around us.
Our 2022/2023 season is funded in part by the Toronto Arts Council, 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.
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