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The Joy of Strings

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Strings of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra

Ronald Royer, Conductor

Corey Gemmell, violin

Sistema Toronto String Ensemble

Andres Tucci Clarke, Conductor

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus String Ensemble | Sir Oliver Mowat C.I. String Ensemble

Tony Leong, Conductor

This performance features an entertaining and diverse collection of music for string orchestra and includes musicians from four Scarborough ensembles.


Edward Elgar – Serenade in E minor, Op. 20

Jean Sibelius – Humoresque in D major, Op. 87, No. 2 (for solo violin and strings)

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1, No. 3 (arranged for string orchestra)

Peter Ashbourne – Jamaica Folk

*Shreya Jha – Farmyard Adventure

*Cris Derksen – Prairie Promise

Florence Price (arranged by Iain Farrington) – Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement

*Soon Hee Newbold – Invictus (featuring Sitema student performers)

(*) Canadian composer and/or arranger

Note: This is a free community concert, but please RSVP below, as seating is limited

Corey Gemmell
COREY LYLE GEMMELL: Corey is a native of Hamilton, Ontario. He has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician with performances in Canada, Germany, the United States, and China. Concerto appearances include performances of such works as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. 20th Century solos with orchestra include Mozetich’s Affairs of the Heart for…
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March 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute
5400 Lawrence Ave E,
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 2C6 Canada
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