Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra
Ronald Royer, Conductor
Howard Cable, Alex Eddington, John S. Gray, Jim McGrath, Chris Meyer, Alexander Rapoport, and Ronald Royer.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the SPO has released its first commercial CD recording, featuring The Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Ronald Royer, with Sarah Jeffrey (oboe), Gabriel Radford (horn) and Kaye Royer (clarinet). Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Jeffrey (1st oboe), and Gabriel Radford (3rd horn) are featured in Royer’s Rhapsody for Oboe, Horn and Wind Ensemble.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of FACTOR in the making of this recording. The CD launch of the CD is generously supported by FACTOR, the SOCAN Foundation1 the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
” … this recording and the music so beautifully performed on it are. and will continue to be for many years. a precious gift to us all in the year of our nation’s 150th birthday.”
The Whole Note
“I’ve been listening to one such treasure [CD sent to the author for review], a CD called Canadian Panorama. It’s a tuneful recording, a natural way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.”
“Kudos to the Scarborough Phil… their latest venture certainly merits accolades.”
The Whole Note
“The winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra has a rich ensemble sound I don’t normally encounter with wind ensembles. If you like wind ensemble music, this disc is for you.”
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