Join us for a special evening marking the anniversary of the  founding of the Quartet and the long and productive collaboration with the Scarborough Philharmonic. This concert will feature some beautiful quartets by the masters of the Romantic period of chamber music plus some of the new quartet compositions that have been fostered and mentored at SPO as part of the New Generation Composer program and works created by our community of Canadian composers.

Featuring: Odin Quartet: Alex Toskov, Violin, Tanya Charles, Violin, Matthew Antal, Viola, Samuel Bisson, Cello

*Ronald Royer – Four Seasons of Canada for String Sextet

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante Es-Dur, KV 364 (Grande Sestetto), Allegro maestoso 

*Charles Liu – New Work for String Quartet (SPO Commission and Premiere) 

*Daniel Mehdizadeh – Dialectics, for String Quartet (Premiere) (6 min.)

*Zhiqi (Jimmy) Lin – Rotating Lantern (SPO New Generation Composer – Premiere)

*Massimo Guida – The Burning Cove, for String Quartet (SPO New Generation Composer, Premiere) 

 Beethoven – Presto from String Quartet op. 131  

Dvořák – Allegro con fuoco from String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77  

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Odin Quartet at Desert Fish Recording Studio 2023
Odin Quartet at the 2023 New Generation Composer Workshop at Canadian Music Centre.


A Special Outreach Concert and Conversation:

Prepare for an intimate evening of chamber music and conversation when the Scarborough Philharmonic welcomes a visiting quartet of musicians from the famed Philadelphia Orchestra to share the stage with  ensemble-in-residence, the Odin Quartet and friends.  On the program will be contemporary Canadian and American compositions for chamber ensemble and some classical favorites.  Later, join us for a conversation moderated by our own Ronald Royer, as musicians and composers discuss exciting new developments as well as challenges in classical music on both sides of the border.

This free public program is brought to you through a collaboration between, The Consulate of the United States of America, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.

Philadelphia Orchestra String Quartet: Marc Rovetti, Assistant Concertmaster, Daniel Han, Violin, Marvin Moon, Viola, Priscilla Lee, Associate Principal Cello

Odin Quartet:  Alex Toskov, Violin, Tanya Charles Iveniuk, Violin, Matt Antal, Viola, Samuel Bisson, Cello

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players:  Kaye Royer, Clarinet, Tiffany Yeung, Violin, Jacob Clewell, Viola, Chris Hwang, Cello

Combined Chamber Ensemble: also includes Ronald Royer, SPO Music Director and Conductor, Julia Zisser, Violin, Olga Petrashkevich, violin;  David Lasker, Bass, Lisa Tahara, Piano