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.



Edward Elgar – 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 – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1, No. 3 (arranged for string orchestra)

Peter Ashbourne – Jamaica Folk

*Shreya Jha – Farmyard Adventure

*Cris Derksen – Prairie Promise

Florence Price (arranged by Iain Farrington) – Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement

*Soon Hee Newbold – Invictus (featuring Sitema student performers)

(*) Canadian composer and/or arranger


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This concert is a co-production with University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Sistema Toronto, and Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute.