The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present our sixth episode of our #SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series — our SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY episode! We had hoped to celebrate this milestone with all of you in April of this year, but the pandemic shut things down, fast. No Beethoven’s 9th with the Toronto Choral Society. No balloons. No cake. And no you.
Well, we’ve really turned lemons into lemonade with this special episode, bringing you great interviews with people who lived, or are living, the rich history which is the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Thanks to all of our special guests who participated, including past Music Directors Chris Kitts, Jerome Summers, and John Barnum; longtime musicians, Robert Ketchen, Wendy Frey, and Lesley Duff; Allan Shantz, who performed at the very first SPO concert; and President Emeritus, Paul Bolton.
We’ll also be releasing a further special episode to celebrate 40 years, featuring amazing anecdotes and stories from more of our SPO family members through the years. So, stay tuned!
Special thanks to our Digital Production Team who are really going all out for the SPO, including our podcast host and 2020/2021 Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh, our Music Director, Ronald Royer, and our Executive Director, Devin Scott.
This episode is, well, one for the history books!!! Check out the episode now!