The SPOGreatMusic Performance Series – Season 41 (2020/2021)

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Chris Wind’s “Lament for Contrabass” (Maximos Farmakidis)  ⇒  Beethoven’s “Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20 – 6th movement”    “Ramon The Magnificent” Animated Short Film (Music by Ronald Royer)  ⇒  Ravel’s “Jeux d’Eau” (Alexander Panizza)  ⇒  Bach’s “Prelude from Suite No. 6 in D major” (Ellamay Mantie)  ⇒  Emily Shapiro’s “Utter Zoo” Trailer










Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd movements (Ronald Royer, Dr. Lisa Tahara)  ⇒  “The Casebook of Nips & Porkington” Animated Short Film (Music by Sergei Kofman)  ⇒  Emily Shapiro’s “Utter Zoo” Part 1 (Emily Shapiro, Elizabeth Brown, Megalodipticus⇒  The Burning Heart” (Odin String Quartet / Alex Toskov, violin/viola/vocals; Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin/viola/vocals; Veronica Lee, viola/vocals; Samuel Bisson, cello/vocals; with Julian Richings, narrator






J. S. Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D minor” BWV 1004 (Corey Gemmell)  ⇒  Emily Shapiro’s “Utter Zoo” Part 2 (Emily Shapiro, Elizabeth Brown, Megalodipticus⇒  “Ed” Animated Short Film










Maurice Ravel’s “Alborada del Gracioso” (Alexander Panizza)  ⇒  J. S. Bach’s “Gigue from Suite No. 2” (Ellamay Mantie)  ⇒  Franz Schubert’s “Trio in B-flat Major” for violin, viola, and cello (Joyce Lai, Brenna McLane, Ronald Royer)  ⇒  Best Idea Ever” Animated Short Film (Music by Bruno Degazio)  ⇒  Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto’s “Caravan Rhapsody” Scrolling Score  ⇒  Evangelos Kokkoris’ “Fantasia” (Maximos Farmakidis, Dimitra Marangozis)










Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata, Op. 30, No. 2, in C minor” (Corey Gemmell, Dr. Lisa Tahara)  ⇒  “Guard Dog” Animated Short Film (Music by Alex Sandoval)  ⇒  “Chanukah Medley” for Clarinet and Cello (Traditional, Kaye Royer, Ronald Royer, Music arranged by Daniel Kelley) “Sim Shalom” performed by the Toronto Choral Society, featuring cantorial soloist Geoffrey Butler (Composed by Max Janowski)










Glière’s “Cradle Song” from Eight Duets, Op. 39 (Julia Zisser, Ronald Royer) Pietro Yon’s “Gesù Bambino” (Kaye Royer, Ronald Royer, Dr. Lisa Tahara) “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” (featuring musicians of The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel) “Greensleeves” (Kaye Royer, Ronald Royer) “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (Dr. Lisa Tahara) “I’ll Be Home For The Holidays” (Dr. Lisa Tahara) “Panda In The Rain” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Lijian Li; new 2020 music score and performance by Diego Guzman) “Pat-a-Pan” (Kaye Royer, Ronald Royer) “Silver Bells” (Dr. Lisa Tahara) “We Three Kings Of Orient Are” (Kaye Royer, Ronald Royer)


Fri-Jan-15 E07 O, Canada: The Song
Fri-Jan-29 E08 How Have Computers Changed the Way Music Is Composed?
Fri-Feb-12 E09 East Meets West: How Traditional Chinese Music Has Been Combined with Western Music
Fri-Feb-26 E10 Storytelling Through Music: New Canadian Music for the Odin String Quartet
Fri-Mar-12 E11 Piano Music of Maurice Ravel
Fri-Mar-26 E12 The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films: Part 1
Fri-Apr-09 E13 The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films: Part 2
Fri-Apr-23 E14 The Arts in Scarborough

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