Family Holiday Concert

Wear PJs to a concert? Absolutely!

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is well known for its innovations in musical entertainment. The Orchestra’s family holiday concert will be no exception – children will be invited to wear their PJs, bring a pillow and a blanket and curl up for a very special performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

What makes this performance special? We’ve invited a secret Toronto personality to narrate. A prominent politician? A sports star? A media personality? You’ll have to wait to see – it’s a surprise! (Free childcare will be provided after the intermission, so parents can stay and enjoy the rest of the concert.)

Building on the excitement of the release of a new Star Wars movie for the Christmas season, the SPO will perform the main title music from the original Star Wars movie. This film score is one of the most important and influential film scores of all time and has introduced orchestra music to countless people since its initial release.

The SPO will also perform another popular film score, Alan Silvestri’s concert suite Polar Express (arranged by Brubaker), and a short engaging Canadian work from our music director called Dance for Orchestra. Filling out the program will be holiday favorites, including arrangements by Canadians Howard Cable and Chris Meyer. Youth choirs from Woburn C.I. and St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux will sing some of the holiday favourites and lead a carol sing-along.

A Family Holiday Concert
November 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – An early start for the kids
Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East (at Warden)