Winds of the SPO: Roundtable & Reading

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Event Title: Winds of the SPO: Roundtable & Reading
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor Street West
  • Time: 5:45pm
  • Price: $(FREE)
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Description:

Join conductor Ron Royer, and the Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) for a special project featuring new works by emerging composers. The SPO, along with the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), and University of Toronto Schools (UTS) have coordinated a mentorship and writing program for a group of composers whose pieces will be presented as part of the reading session on January 25.

Participating Composers:
Phillip Christoffersen (UTS Student)
Henrique Coe
Abigail de Niverville
Daniel Mehdizadeh

Mentor Composers:
Bruno Degazio, Alex Eddington, Chris Meyer, Alexander Rapoport, Elizabeth Raum

The event will begin with a roundtable discussion exploring the topic of writing for winds. This practical discussion will address technical concerns related to individual instruments, ensemble settings, and the particular qualities of the featured ensemble in the reading session. We will also explore the topic of community practice as part of composing with student and community based ensembles.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Location: University of Toronto Schools (371 Bloor Street West)
Time: Roundtable 5:45-6:45 pm, Reading 7:15-9:45pm
Info: mfava@musiccentre.ca

About the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra:
The SPO is a community orchestra, dedicated to enriching our community through high-quality musical performances. An important part of the SPO mandate is supporting and mentoring young musicians and composers. The Winds of the SPO is a professional subset of the orchestra. A Canadian Panorama recording, featuring music by 7 GTA composers, is designed to help promote Canadian composers worldwide in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. As well, this project has a goal of developing repertoire for an intermediate sized wind ensemble. You can find out more about the Canadian Panorama recording, and CD Launch (taking place on February 4) by clicking here.