Our SPOGreatMusic Podcast trailer is available for playing

Our teaser trailer for our all-new SPOGreatMusic Podcast is now available to play. Click here to listen now.  Our podcasts will soon be available on additional platforms. Due to Covid-19, this process is a little slower than expected, but we’ll share all the different platforms where you can find our podcasts as they connect. Of course, you can always find our podcast episodes on our main platform, Anchor.fm.   Share your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We welcome your feedback. Our premiere episode will be available on Anchor.fm on Friday, September 18, 2020. Don’t miss it!!!
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Website update now under way for our 2020/2021 SPOGreatMusic Season

If you’ve visited spo.ca over the past few days, you have seen that our new 2020/2021 online season information has been posted. While there’s still a few pages to add, including a more indepth Podcast episode guide, the update has gone well. You may also notice that our slider images on our homepage may be acting “funky” on your device. We’re working on this issue and hope to have it solved soon. Sometimes a plug-in update presents one with a complete new interface, and a steeper-than-expected learning curve. Please bear with us. The great news is that most of our
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The SPO goes online for our 2020/2021 Season

The SPO has adapted to Covid-19 restrictions on live performances and has created a wonderful 2020/2021 season online. We’ll offer two series of content. Series #1 is our all-new “SPOGreatMusic Podcast”, hosted by Dr. Daniel Medizadeh and available on major platforms, like Apple, Google, and Spotify. Our podcast series will run every other Friday, starting on September 18, 2020. We’ll be posting an episode guide and more in the coming days. Series #2 will feature pre-recorded musical performances, to be release on our YouTube channel. every other Friday, starting on October 9, 2020. Musicians of the SPO, as well as
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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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Our big website update is currently under way!

Our webmaster is currently updating our website, including our new 2019/2020 40th Anniversary Season Brochure, new information about our coming concert season, special guest performers and artists, and the opportunity to buy your tickets through our website. We anticipate having everything updated over the next 48 hours, so check back soon and thank you for your patience.
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