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Our Mission

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of our community through the presentation of musical performances of a very high calibre and the development of a strong and financially viable organization. Beyond the stage, the SPO also supports and promotes Canadian composers, artists, and talent through outreach programs and activities like the New Generation Composers Workshop, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Women's Choir, and more.


COVID-19 UPDATE: The SPO is working hard to program and offer new musical performance content under current health restrictions and guidelines for our 2020/2021 Season. As is the case around the world, arts organizations are under pressure to reimagine the coming season. Of course, the day will come when we can return to the stage and safely perform live for an audience. Until that day, the SPO will adapt and work even harder to continue and survive. We will also work hard to keep as many musicians as possible connected to our programming. For what is a fine orchestra without its fine musicians.

Your kind donation, now more than ever, is really an investment to ensure we can continue our rich history.

Currently in our 41st Season, the SPO continues to delight audiences of all ages with its innovative programming, extremely affordable and accessible concerts, and wonderful array of well-known guest performers and support of emerging artists. The orchestra has a long and interesting history, with a mandate to provide music of a very high standard to the community.

Our talented and friendly musicians come from a variety of walks of life: some are professional players, some teach music and others have music as an important and meaningful hobby. All members share the love of music and performing it for others.

The SPO is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and appreciate the support of our many involved volunteers.

Without the generous financial assistance of sponsors and donors, the orchestra would not be able to strive for new musical heights and could cease to exist. We are extremely grateful to all those who contribute to the well-being and future of our orchestra and our community.

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