The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra's 2019/2020 Season represents our 40th Anniversary Season and we hope you will donate and give your support to maintaining Great Music in Scarborough.
Founded by conductor Clifford Poole in 1980, the SPO has evolved into one of Ontario's most impressive community orchestras. Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Ronald Royer, the last 10 years have seen the SPO rebuild and grow into an ensemble that delivers impressive performances.
The SPO has also released our first commercial CD in 2017, to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary and great Canadian composers in our own community. This CD continues to receive rave reviews from around the world. The same year, the SPO added the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Women's Choir, under the leadership of Yiping Chao.
The SPO not only performs, it offers unique opportunities including Community Outreach activities and our "New Generation Composers Workshop", which supports and promotes young composers. We also work to include other musical groups in our community, including the Toronto Choral Society, Sistema Youth Choir, and more. We also include guest artists, such as Kara Huber (piano) and Anne-Marie Ramos (soprano), and emerging artists, such as Jacelyn Holmes.
With strong leadership and dedicated musicians, the SPO looks forward to many more years of bringing Great Music to Scarborough and the GTA.
Thank you for your generous support!