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/.

HALLUCINATIONS – Daniel Mehdizadeh – Alexander Panizza

Composed by Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Performed by Alexander Panizza (piano).

Video edited and produced by Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh. Audio recorded by Alexander Panizza. Audio mixed and mastered by Devin Scott.

ABOUT THE CREATOR: There is something vividly distinct about Daniel Mehdizadeh’s music. This Canadian composer is revered for his intricate, unpredictable and haunting works. The sound and gesture of his pieces bury themselves deep in complex imagination, participating you in an exploration of uncertain visceral implications.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER: Alexander Panizza is an extremely talented master pianist who has been very generous in his work with the SPO, especially during the pandemic and lockdown years here in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Alexander performs (and has multiple fans) through the Americas. He not only performs some of the most challenging classical music pieces, but is also versatile in many genres and styles of piano music.

The SPO is extremely grateful for the funding support of: Canada Council for the Arts | Toronto Arts Council | SOCAN Foundation.

Learn more about Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh: https://www.danielmehdizadeh.com/home.

Learn more about Alexander Panizza: http://alexanderpanizza.com/.

RUBATO ROBOTO – Bruno Degazio – Alexander Panizza

Composed by Bruno Degazio. Performed by Alexander Panizza (piano).

Video edited and produced by Bruno Degazio. Audio recorded and mastered by Alexander Panizza.

ABOUT THE CREATOR: Bruno Degazio is a talented Canadian composer who is also professor of Digital Tools in the Classical Animation program of Sheridan College, recently voted top animation school worldwide by Animation Career Review magazine. He has extensive experience in cinematic sound design, including special-effects for the Oscar-nominated documentary film, “The Fires of Kuwait” and music for the IMAX films “Titanica” and “CyberWorld-3D“, as well as many other films and television dramas. As a researcher in computer applications for the arts he has published papers on music composition using fractals and genetic algorithms. He is the author of “The Transformation Engine“, a software system for music composition and data sonification. He is currently investigating the algorithmic combination of OpenGL graphics with computer music composition.

Alexander Panizza is a master pianist who performs all kinds of music throughout the Americas. He also produces music performance videos. The SPO greatly appreciates the funding support for this video from: Canada Council for the Arts | Toronto Arts Council | SOCAN Foundation. To learn more about Bruno Degazio: http://sheridan4thyear.blogspot.com/p…. To learn more about Alexander Panizza: http://alexanderpanizza.com/.

SPIN – Abigail Richardson-Schulte (music) | Meghan Cheng (animation)

Film by Meghan Cheng; New 2022/2023 Music by Abigail Richardson-Schulte. Performed by Alexander Panizza (piano).

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present new music for animated short films as part of our 2022/2023 New Generation Film Composer’s Workshop, funded in part by RBC Foundation, Gooder Foundation, and SOCAN Foundation.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Abigail Richardson-Schulte has been Composer-In-Residence for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012 and teaches composition at the University of Toronto. Prize wins include the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers and a Dora Award for Best New Opera. Her orchestral hit, “The Hockey Sweater”, has had over 180 performances in Canada and a dozen performances in France, often with Abigail hosting from the stage.

ABOUT THE FILM MAKER: Meghan is a creative technologist and violinist. She creates artwork in the form of light and sound sculptures and screen-based work for live performances, galleries and public spaces. Meghan codes and uses computer programs in conjunction with hand-drawn images, photography to make tangible, digital art.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER: Alexander Panizza is an incredibly talented master pianist who regularly performs throughout the Americas. The SPO is extremely grateful to Alexander and his family for their support of our musical adventures, especially during the pandemic lockdown years here in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Devin Scott is currently Executive Director of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Executive Producer/Editor of SPOGreatMusic Digital. To learn more about the composer, Abigail Richardson-Schulte, visit: http://abigailrichardson.com/. To learn more about the film maker: https://www.meghancheng.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/meghanbcheng/. To learn more about the performer: http://alexanderpanizza.com/. We appreciate the support of our partners at Sheridan College Animation School (Oakville), the Canadian Music Centre, and the Odin Quartet. https://www.sheridancollege.ca/progra… https://on.cmccanada.org/ http://odinquartet.com/