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

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Fri-Oct-09

 

E01

 

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
 
 
Fri-Oct-23

 

 

 

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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

 

Fri-Nov-06

 

E03

 

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

 

Fri-Nov-20

 

 

 

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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)

 

Fri-Dec-04

 

 

 

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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)

 

Fri-Dec-18
 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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Maurice Ravel’s “Ondine” from “Gaspard de la Nuit” (Alexander Panizza) Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass in D minor, Op. 44 – Mvmt. 1 (The Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic; Ronald Royer, Conductor) “Pistol Shrimp” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Derek Spencer; new 2020 music score and performance by Massimo Guida) Ontario Sketches: Land of The Silver Birch – Scrolling Score (Arranged by Bruno Degazio) J. S. Bach’s Minuets from Suite No. 1 (Ellamay Mantie)

 

Fri-Jan-29
 

 

 

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Maurice Ravel’s “Le Gibet” from “Gaspard de la Nuit” (Alexander Panizza) Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass in D minor, Op. 44 – Mvmt. 4 (The Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic; Ronald Royer, Conductor) “The Magic Cauldron” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Andy Zeng; new 2020 music score and performance by Bruno Degazio) Ontario Sketches: A Lumberjack’s Life – Scrolling Score (Arranged by Bruno Degazio)

 

Fri-Feb-12
 

 

 

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Félix Mendelssohn’s “Variations sérieuses”, Op. 54 (Vanessa Yu) “The Magic Cauldron” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Jason Cao; new 2020 music score and performance by Brandon Walker) 茉莉花 Jasmine Flowers (The SPO Women’s Choir with Odin Quartet and Gillian Howard) “绒花 Velvet Flowers (Yiping Chao with Odin Quartet and Gillian Howard) 紫藤花 Wisteria Flowers (Yiping Chao, Daniel Robinson, Odin Quartet, and Gillian Howard) Ontario Sketches: Reflection on the Huron Carol – Scrolling Score (Arranged by Bruno Degazio) ‘Les Baisers Perdus’ by MIKA (featuring Joey Niceforo and the Odin Quartet)

 

Fri-Feb-26
 

 

 

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Maurice Ravel’s “Scarbo” from “Gaspard de la Nuit” (Alexander Panizza) Ronald Royer’s “Danzon Overture” (Odin Quartet) Elizabeth Raum’s “Searching For Sophia” (Joyce Lai, Brenna McLane, Ronald Royer, Kaye Royer) Dinuk Wijeratne’s “Colour Study On Rupaktaal” (Emily Rho) Tōru Takemitsu’s “Air (1995)” (Rebecca Moranis) Ontario Sketches: Red Iron Ore – Scrolling Score (Arranged by Bruno Degazio) “Blind Luck” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Diane Aarts; new 2020 music score and performance by Bruno Degazio)

 

Fri-Mar-12
 

 

 

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Steven Webb’s “Telephonic” (2020/2021 New Generation Composers Workshop participant, SPO Chamber Ensemble featuring the Odin Quartet) Massimo Guida’s “Elegy for Chamber Ensemble”(2020/2021 New Generation Composers Workshop participant, SPO Chamber Ensemble featuring the Odin Quartet) “Oh, Sheet” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Michael Petherick; new 2021 music score and performance by Sergei Kofman) Chris Meyer’s “Journey Through Night” (Odin Quartet) Haydn’s “String Quartet in B♭ major” Op 76, No. 4 (Sunrise) Finale (Odin Quartet)

 

Fri-Mar-26
 

 

 

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Samuel Bisson’s “In Memoriam” (Odin Quartet) Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh’s “Koozeh (Two Thousand Silent Pots of Clay)” (2020/2021 SPO Composer-in-Residence, SPOGreatMusic Podcast host) Michael Maevskiy’s “Air” (2020/2021 New Generation Composers Workshop participant, SPO Chamber Ensemble) Paul Kawabe’s “Finding Focus” (2020/2021 New Generation Composers Workshop participant, SPO Chamber Ensemble) “Hat Trick” – Animated Short Film (Animation by Michael Kowalczykowski; 2021 music composed by Shreya Jha) Mera Merose’s “Day Be Downed” (Maximos Farmakidis, Dimitra Marangozis) Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse” (Alexander Panizza)

 

Fri-Apr-09 E13 Titles TBA
Fri-Apr-23 E14 Titles TBA
Fri-May-07 E15 Titles TBA
Fri-May-21 E16 Titles TBA

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