cd-front-coverThe Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra will launch “Canadian Panorama,” its first commercial CD, on February 4, 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The launch concert will feature music from the CD, a group of wonderful Canadian compositions that the SPO commissioned 2 years ago for a wind ensemble of 13 players. This group features 2 flutes (including a piccolo), 2 oboes (including an English horn, 2 clarinets (including a bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 1 trumpet, 1 percussion player and a string bass. Seven of the pieces in this concert come from Canadian composers: the SPO’s Ronald Royer will premiere his Travels with Mozart, Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute; Howard Cable’s McIntyre Ranch Country, based on Canadian cowboy folk songs from Central Canada; Alex Eddington’s Saturday Night at Fort Chambly, based on French Canadian folksongs; Chris Meter’s Fundy, a Tone Poem, inspired by the Bay of Fundy and East Coast Celtic music; Jim McGarth’s Serenade for Solo Clarinet and Wind Ensemble; John S. Gray’s Allemande for Eleven; and Alexander Rapoport’s Whirligig. Rounding out the concert will be Beethoven’s Octet for Winds, Op. 103.

The CD launch concert will be at the Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East (at Warden), February 4, 2017, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are limited, so order yours today.

Click this link to download our concert poster and email it to your friends: February4Concert_Poster

For more information about the Canadian Panorama CD, click this link to download the Media Release: MEDIA RELEASE – Canadian Panorama

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

The CD purchase form is located here

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