Season 2022-23 Videos

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra community of musicians and composers made a phenomenal effort to continue to practice their art and stay in touch with their audience during Covid-19 lockdown. The silver-lining was developing new skills and finding new friends. As we return to in-person music-making and concert production, we continue to develop and present online content featuring the talents of our musicians, collaborators, colleagues and emerging professionals involved in our New Generation Program.

BETWEEN WINGS & SWINGS – Yuyang Yan (ani.) Vira Burmenko (New Generation Film Composer)

Film and Amination by Yuyang Yan; New 2022/2023 Music by Vira Burmenko. The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present new music for animated short films as part of our
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BURR – Thomas Boyce (animation) Cassie Forzani (New Generation Film Composer) 

Film and Amination by Thomas Boyce; New 2022/2023 Music by Cassie Forzani. The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present new music for animated short films as part of our
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ELEGY – Elizabeth Raum – SPO Chamber Ensemble 

Composed by Elizabeth Raum; Performed by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble (Gillian Howard, oboe / Corey Gemmell, violin / Brenna McLane, viola / Ronald Royer, cello). Video edited and
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EMERGENCE – Adam Taback (New Generation Composer) – Odin Quartet

EMERGENCE; composed by Adam Taback; Performed by Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin / Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin / Matt Antal, viola / Samuel Bisson, cello). This composition is presented as
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FANTASIA SOPRA SEI TEMI DI PUCCINI – Massimo Guida – Alexander Panizza 

Composed by Massimo Guida. Performed by Alexander Panizza, piano. Massimo Guida is a talented Canadian composer who has participated in the SPO New Generation program in recent years. Alexander Panizza
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FANTASY FOR SOLO CELLO – Ronald Royer

Composed by Ronald Royer. Performed by Ronald Royer (cello). Originally recorded June 15, 2022. Original audio and video recorded by ArsMusica Toronto (Colin Mendes Morris). Video and audio edited and
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GET BACK TO WORK – Dennis Kim (animation) Michael Nunes (New Generation Film Composer)

To learn more about the composer, Michael Nunes, visit: https://spo.ca/michael-nunes/. About the animator: Dennis Kim is a Toronto-based animator with interests in other creative mediums. He makes music, does a
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IMMORTAL STONE – Alex Sandoval – performed by Ronald Royer and Talisa Blackman

Composed by Alex Sandoval. Performed by Ronald Royer (cello) and Talisa Blackman (piano). Audio recorded by Jeff Wolpert (Desert Fish Studios, Toronto). Audio mixed by Bruno Degazio. Video created and
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LONG-DISTANCE – Sammi Zhang (animation) Helena Cheu (New Generation Film Composer)

Film by Sammi Zhang; New 2022/2023 Music by Helena Cheu. The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present new music for animated short films as part of our 2022/2023 New
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Video Interviews and Talks

SPO to embark on a Resilient Communities Project

SPO was gratified to learn that we had been successful with an application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation in seeking funding for an organizational renewal project during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons. OTF’s Resilient Communities Program offers support to organizations as they recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown period, reconnect with their communities and develop new methods and strategies for greater resilience.