For the Media

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) welcomes members of the media to attend its concerts and to discuss our ongoing initiatives.

Media Contact: For more information or to arrange an interview with one of our Team, please contact Devin Scott, Executive Director, at

Key Facts:

  • The SPO was founded in 1980 by Conductor Clifford Poole
  • The SPO is not-for-profit, Community Orchestra, includes a core of paid section leaders and many community musicians
  • SPO musicians include: professional players, music teachers and music enthusiasts, who share a love of music and performing it for others
  • In 1994, the SPO introduced its Composer-in-Residence Program
  • In 2016, SPO introduced its Young Composers Program, with select compositions having been premiered and performed by the SPO during its 2017-18 Season
  • In 2017, the SPO formed the SPO Women’s Choir.  The SPO Women’s Choir, under the leadership of Yiping Chao (featured soloist), made their debut at the “East Meets West” Concert on September 30, 2017

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