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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.

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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.

    Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo Instrument, from J.S. Bach to the Present

    Socially Distanced: Music for a Solo Instrument, from J.S. Bach to the Present

    J.S. Bach’s compositions for solo cello and violin are milestones in the repertoire for a solo unaccompanied instrument. This episode will look at J.S. Bach’s life, his solo suites for the cello and his partitas for the violin, and his influence on other composers who have written solo works. Featuring interviews with Eric Siblin, author of J.S. Bach’s The Cello Suites (Anansi with support from the OAC and CCA), SPO concertmaster Corey Gemmell, and Canadian composer Frank Horvat, discussing his recent Music for Self-Isolation series of solo instrument works.


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    • 53 min
    Plagues, Pandemics and Musicians

    Plagues, Pandemics and Musicians

    How have plagues and pandemics affected musical life, musicians, and composers? This episode will focus on the European plagues from the 1300s through the 1800s, and the global 1918 and 2019 pandemics. Featuring interviews with Dr. Remi Chiu, author of Plague and Music in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press), Katherine Carleton, Executive Director of Orchestras Canada, and conductor/composer William Rowson.


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    • 51 min
    Sharing a Passion for Music; Introduction to the SPO Great Music Podcast Series

    Sharing a Passion for Music; Introduction to the SPO Great Music Podcast Series

    Episode one is an introduction to the series, featuring interviews with artists from organizations involved with the podcast, including Ronald Royer (music director of the SPO), William Rowson (music director of the Stratford Symphony), Derek Spooner (executive director of Scarborough Arts), and Tamar Ilana (executive director of FabCollab).


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    • 48 min
    SPOGreatMusic Trailer Episode

    SPOGreatMusic Trailer Episode

    Introductory episode to the all-new SPOGreatMusic podcast. Premiere episode to be released Friday September 18th, 2020.


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    • 4 min

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3 Ratings

GuitarHero2018 ,

Great podcast for music lovers

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

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