Ted Runcie, Composer-in-Residence

Born in Jamaica, growing up in Scarborough, Ted is a graduate of MacGill University in composition and conducting. Over the years Runcie has composed a varied body of work including
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Odin Quartet

Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada. Named after the one-eyed Norse god, seeker of knowledge and holder of
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Alexander Panizza, piano  The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to welcome Alexander Panizza as our Artist-in-Residence for our 2022-23 Season. Alexander Panizza was born in Toronto and started his musical
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Interior Scarborough Citadel with SPO on stage

Meet our Musicians

We have a core of professional musicians: principal strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion – along with a diverse group of community players of all ages, including music educators, seniors and retired musicians. We also provide opportunities for young professional musicians, university students and some advanced high school students to learn, rehearse and perform a broad repertoire alongside professional musicians.

Of course, the best way to meet our musicians is in person, at one of our SPO concerts.

If you are interested in performing with the SPO in the future, or if you are interested in brushing up your own skills on an instrument found in our orchestra, we would be happy to get you in touch with one of our SPO musicians who also teaches. please  use the contact form on this page.

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