THE ROMANTIC SPIRIT

THE ROMANTIC SPIRIT – Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7:30 pm The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Warden) Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor with Special Guests: Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin / Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin / Matt Antal, viola / Samuel Bisson, cello) This performance features two Romantic standards along with two romantically-inspired Canadian works. SPO will also be launching of a new commercial CD recording.   PROGRAM: Antonin Dvorak – Three Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 7 in C minor / No. 8 in G minor / Op. 72, No. 15 in C
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SPRING RENEWAL

SPRING RENEWAL – Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 7:30 pm The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Warden) Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor Corey Gemmell, violin with Special Guests: Ventanas (Tamar Ilana, vocals/dance | Jessica Hana Deutsch, violin, vocals | Tyler Edmond, double bass | Benjamin Berille, flamenco guitar | Demitri Petsalakis, oud | Derek Gray, percussion) This performance features joyful music inspired by spring and by Mediterranean culture.   PROGRAM: Gioachino Rossini – La Scala di Seta Overture Claude Debussy – Reverie Antonio Vivaldi – La Primavera (Spring), from The Four Seasons Manuel de Falla
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THE JOY OF STRINGS

THE JOY OF STRINGS! – Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 3 pm Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute 5400 Lawrence Ave. E.   Strings of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor Corey Gemmell, violin Sistema Toronto String Ensemble Andres Tucci Clarke, Conductor 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.   PROGRAM: Edward Elgar – Serenade in E minor, Op. 20 Jean Sibelius – Humoresque in D major, Op. 87,
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CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH MUSIC & STORYTELLING

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH MUSIC & STORYTELLING – Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 7 pm St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church 3333 Finch Ave. E. (at Warden) Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor with musicians of the St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux music program   This performance features two new works, with narrator, by Canadian composers, Schubert’s beautiful Serenade, and traditional holiday music.   PROGRAM: Franz Schubert – Octet for Winds in F major, D. 72 *Ted Runcie – An Anansi Story, for narrator and Wind Quintet (SPO joint commission and premiere) *Bruno Degazio – Three Tales of Rabbi Nachman,
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SCHUBERT’S GREAT SYMPHONY

SCHUBERT’S GREAT SYMPHONY – Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel 2021 Lawrence Ave. E. (at Warden) Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor Lisa Tahara, piano This performance features Schubert’s masterpiece and a virtuostic piano concerto by Saint-Saëns to be performed by brilliant local pianist, Lisa Tahara.   PROGRAM: Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 9 in C major (The Great)   Purchase tickets online using the selections below.   Once you’ve selected a ticket quantity using the pull down menu below, click “Cart” to
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MIXING IT UP!

MIXING IT UP! – Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 7:30 pm Kingston Road United Church 975 Kingston Road (A live-stream will also be available online: Watch live on Facebook or YouTube)   Alexander Panizza, piano | Kaye Royer, clarinet | Ronald Royer, cello | Larkin Hinder, bassoon | Declan Scott, trumpet | The Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin / Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin / Matt Antal, viola / Samuel Bisson, cello)   This performance features a fun collection of music inspired by movies, jazz, Latin America, world music, and more!   PROGRAM: John Williams – Cantina Band (from Star Wars)
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A LIVE CONCERT: AND THAT’S SOMETHING

A LIVE CONCERT: AND THAT’S SOMETHING – The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel 2021 Lawrence Avenue E., at Warden Saturday, May 14, 2022, 8 pm THIS CONCERT WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 70-80 MINUTES IN LENGTH WITH NO INTERMISSION MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE WORN BY AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND SPO PERSONNEL FOR THIS CONCERT. Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor Gillian Howard, Oboe Alexander Panizza, Piano   PROGRAM: Felix Mendelssohn – Trumpet Overture, Op. 101 Ralph Vaughan Williams – Rondo Pastorale from Oboe Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.
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ROMANTIC GEMS

ROMANTIC GEMS – The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 pm Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald Royer, Conductor Tiffany Yeung**, Violin Eena Yoon**, Cello     Ludwig van Beethoven – Leonore Overture, No. 3, Op. 72b Gioachino Rossini – The Barber of Seville Overture Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 5-7 Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, 1st Movement Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, 1st and 2nd Movements John S. Gray* – Introduction and Autumn Prelude Chris Meyer* – New Work in celebration of the Scarborough Philharmonic
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CELEBRATION: SPO 40 YEARS AND BEETHOVEN 250 YEARS

CELEBRATION: 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPO AND THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN’S BIRTH – The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 pm AN SPO / TORONTO CHORAL SOCIETY CO-PRODUCTION Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Ronald Royer, Conductor Toronto Choral Society  |  Geoffrey Butler, Conductor Special Guest Soloists: TBA, Soprano  |  TBA, Alto  |  TBA, Tenor  |  TBA, Bass     Anton Bruckner – Te Deum, for Soloists, Choir, and Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Choral Symphony), for Soloists, Choir, and Orchestra The SPO is thrilled to have the Toronto Choral
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BEETHOVEN’S SEPTET AND MORE

BEETHOVEN’S SEPTET AND MORE – St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm An SPO and Canadian Sinfonietta Co-Production Joyce Lai, Violin  |  Ian Clarke, Viola  |  Ronald Royer, Cello  |  Tim FitzGerald, Bass  |  Kaye Royer, Clarinet  |  Kristin Day, Bassoon  |  Jason Austin, Horn         Ludwig van Beethoven – Septet in E flat major, Op. 20, for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Franz Berwald – Grand Septet in B flat major, for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Elizabeth Raum* – Wascana Park, for Septet (Premiere) Iranian-Canadian
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