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Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: Laurel Swinden, Flute; Gillian Howard, Oboe;  Daniel Hasznos, Clarinet; Kristin Day, Bassoon; Gilles Thibodeau, Horn
Ted Runcie, conductor

The SPO Women’s Choir, Yiping Chao, conductor

Vanessa Yu, piano

and, Special Guest:  amuna baraka-clarke, Narrator

Musical stories from the global village, with music by Mozart, Joplin and local Canadian composers.

Program: (note: changed program)

Various:  Three Folk Songs from China:  The SPO Women’s Chorus

Scott Joplin: The Easy Winners, for Woodwind Quintet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Magic Flute Overture, for Woodwind Quintet

Lauren Greenberg: Peculiar Procession, for Woodwind Quintet (Premiere and New Generation Composer)

Ferenc Farkas: Five Ancient Hungarian Dances, for Woodwind Quintet


Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13, Vanessa Yu, piano

Chopin: Etude in F major, Op. 10 No. 8

Bruno Degazio: The Inner Treasure, from Three Tales of Rabbi Nachman, for Narrator and Woodwind Quintet (SPO commission and premiere)

Ted RuncieAn Anansi Odyssey (Excerpt), for Narrator and Woodwind Quintet (SPO commission)