OF WISDOM – Lauren Greenberg – Odin Quartet 

Odin Quartet perform "Of Wisdom" by Lauren Greenberg

Composed by Lauren Greenberg.

Performed by Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin; Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin; Rae Gallimore, viola; Samuel Bisson, cello.

Audio recorded by Desert Fish Studios (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Audio mixed and mastered by Brandon Walker. Video edited and produced by Devin Scott.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Lauren Greenberg was born in 2001 and is from Toronto, Canada. She began piano lessons at the age of 5, and has completed her Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Level 9 Piano, RCM Level 9 Harmony, and RCM Level 8 Theory. Lauren began her musical composition studies in 2014. Most recently she was a student of the eminent Canadian composer Kevin Lau. During the summer of 2018, Lauren attended the High School Composition Intensive Program at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music in Composition Degree Program at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Lauren has composed a variety of musical pieces across classical and modern genres, and her works have been performed in Toronto, Ottawa, and Boston. She studied the flute and vocals at her high school where she was a member of the Junior, Senior, and Jazz Bands. Lauren was also a member of the school choirs in both high school and in grade school. She played the piano for her high school musicals, vocal performances, and assemblies. In 2019, Lauren was the recipient of the Music Award – Lisa-Ann Lauren Posluns Memorial Endowment Fund, for her exemplary contribution to the school’s music program during her four years of study.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS: Odin Quartet has become one of Canada’s most popular and sought-after string quartets. The Odins have been the ensemble-in-residence of the SPO since 2017. There’s so much more to learn and appreciate about the Odins, so visit their links below.

PROGRAM NOTES FROM LAUREN GREENBERG: This music is inspired by the Odin Quartet (Odin, known as the god of wisdom). I adopted that name as the title. Learn more about Lauren Greenberg: https://laurengreenbergmusic.com/ | https://acwc.ca/auren-greenberg |    / @laurengreenbergm…  . Learn more about Odin Quartet: http://odinquartet.com/.

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 edited by Devin Scott (Executive Director, The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra; Executive Producer/Editor, SPOGreatMusic Digital) Alex Sandoval is a talented composer who has been part of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Generation composer’s program. “Immortal Stone” was composed by Alex based on inspirations drawn from his visits to Casa Loma, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

A portion of the funding for Alex’s composition and SPO-related projects comes from the Toronto Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts. The SPO greatly appreciates this support of our programs and our focus on Canadian composers and talent.

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 is a most fantastic pianist with fans in Canada, the United States, throughout South America, and around the world. Alexander has performed on and created many music videos for the SPO during the pandemic and has no returned to a hectic schedule of live performances throughout the Americas. This video has been funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, and SOCAN Foundation. Supported in part by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Thank you. To learn more about the composer, Massimo Guida: https://www.massimoguida.com/. To learn more about pianist Alexander Panizza: http://alexanderpanizza.com/; https://www.youtube.com/results?searc…. To learn more about the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: https://www.spo.ca. #SPOGreatMusic #MassimoGuida #AlexanderPanizza #FantasiaSopraSeiTemiDiPuccini

PASTORAL – Brandon Walker

Pastoral for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello. Composed by Brandon Walker.

Performed by: Gillian Howard (oboe), Corey Gemmell (violin), Brenna McLane (viola), and Ronald Royer (cello). Audio recorded at Desert Fish Studios (Toronto). Jeff Wolpert, Engineer. Audio mixed and edited by Brandon Walker. Video created and edited by Brandon Walker. Brandon Walker is a versatile and stylish composer who has also created other music videos for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra during the pandemic lockdown seasons. Check out: MAJESTIC (   • Majestic – Brando…  ) and AN EARTH DAY SYMPHONY (   • An Earth Day Symp…  ). This video has been funded in part by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Arts Council, and SOCAN Foundation. Thank you for this support. Learn more about the composer, Brandon Walker: https://musicbybrandonwalker.com/. Learn more about the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: https://www.spo.ca. #SPOGreatMusic#BrandonWalker#Pastoral