17 episodes

This podcast series from the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Ontario, Canada) features engaging and interesting interviews from our SPO team, Music Director, musicians, and community partners. We'll also have special guests and musicologists from around the world joining us, to share stories and history about classical music. New music performances can be found on our YouTube page.

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This podcast series from the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Ontario, Canada) features engaging and interesting interviews from our SPO team, Music Director, musicians, and community partners. We'll also have special guests and musicologists from around the world joining us, to share stories and history about classical music. New music performances can be found on our YouTube page.

    Orchestras in Ontario, SPO Great Music Partners, Part 2

    Orchestras in Ontario, SPO Great Music Partners, Part 2

    A look at the diverse world of orchestras in the province of Ontario. Besides the major orchestras like the Toronto Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, there are exciting orchestral activities throughout the province. Featuring part 1 interviewees conductor Philip Sarabura and Co-President of the Board Joann Alho (the Brantford Symphony), and part 2 Artistic Director Joyce Lai (Canadian Sinfonietta), Music Services Manager Ana-Maria Lipoczi (Canadian Music Centre), Vice-President Christine Fong (Cathedral Bluffs Symphony) and Executive Director Devin Scott (Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra).


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    • 45 min
    Orchestras in Ontario, SPO Great Music Partners, Part 1

    Orchestras in Ontario, SPO Great Music Partners, Part 1

    A look at the diverse world of orchestras in the province of Ontario. Besides the major orchestras like the Toronto Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, there are exciting orchestral activities throughout the province. Featuring part 1 interviewees conductor Philip Sarabura and Co-President of the Board Joann Alho (the Brantford Symphony), and part 2 Artistic Director Joyce Lai (Canadian Sinfonietta), Music Services Manager Ana-Maria Lipoczi (Canadian Music Centre), Vice-President Christine Fong (Cathedral Bluffs Symphony) and Executive Director Devin Scott (Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra).


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    • 35 min
    The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films, Part 2, Featuring Daniel Goldmark, Author of Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

    The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films, Part 2, Featuring Daniel Goldmark, Author of Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

    Composing music for an animated film is among the most complex, time consuming and technically challenging project a film composer can face. From Walt Disney’s developments in the field to present day work, go behind the scenes with composers who have experience in the field. Featuring interviews with film composers Jim McGrath, Bruno Degazio and more. This podcast is part of a YouTube project which includes Sheridan College student animated short films with music created by SPO related composers.

    Part 1 explores how composers approach writing music for animated film, along with Canadian contributions to the genre from Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guest host and composer Ronald Royer interviews film composers Bruno Degazio and Jim McGrath.

    Part 2 will look at the history of Hollywood cartoons and music featuring noted professor Daniel Goldmark, author of "Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon" (California, 2005).

    This podcast episode features brief music and audio from the animated short film, Ramon The Magnificent, created by Sheridan College Animation graduate, Vladimir Volkov, with new 2020 music by composer, Ronald Royer. Used with permission.


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    • 50 min
    The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films, Part 1

    The Art of Composing Music for Animated Films, Part 1

    Composing music for an animated film is among the most complex, time consuming and technically challenging project a film composer can face. From Walt Disney’s developments in the field to present day work, go behind the scenes with composers who have experience in the field. Featuring interviews with film composers Jim McGrath, Bruno Degazio and more. This podcast is part of a YouTube project which includes Sheridan College student animated short films with music created by SPO related composers.

    Part 1 explores how composers approach writing music for animated film, along with Canadian contributions to the genre from Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Guest host and composer Ronald Royer interviews film composers Bruno Degazio and Jim McGrath.

    Part 2 will look at the history of Hollywood cartoons and music featuring noted professor Daniel Goldmark, author of "Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon" (California, 2005).

    This podcast episode features brief music and audio from the animated short film, Ramon The Magnificent, created by Sheridan College Animation graduate, Vladimir Volkov, with new 2020 music by composer, Ronald Royer. Used with permission.


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    • 47 min
    Storytelling Through Music, New Canadian Music for the Odin String Quartet

    Storytelling Through Music, New Canadian Music for the Odin String Quartet

    There is a long history of composers being inspired to tell stories through instrumental music, with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons being a famous example. In 2018, the SPO in partnership with its ensemble-in-residence, the Odin String Quartet, embarked on the Drying Ink project to create new Canadian music for the quartet. Interestingly, each of the composers involved created music with an embedded story. This episode will look at ways composers can tell stories using music and why this type of creation is appealing. Featuring interviews with members of the Odin String Quartet and 7 Canadian composers connected to this project.


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    • 54 min
    Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

    Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

    The piano music of Maurice Ravel is among the most exciting, the most colourful, and, for the performers, the most challenging in the piano repertoire. This episode will look at the life of Maurice Ravel, his beautifully expressive piano compositions, and the challenges of performing it. Featuring University of Ottawa professor and musicologist Christopher Moore and piano soloist Alexander Panizza.


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    • 41 min

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Great podcast for music lovers

Really enjoyed this; very interesting, and I’m excited to hear more!

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