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/