The 2023 Symphony In the City presented by the Toronto Concert Orchestra concluded August 22nd with “Masquerade Night” and guests truly dressed-to-impress on this final of 9 themed evenings held this summer at the Palais Royale Ballroom. Co-Artistic Artistic Directors Sharon Lee and Marcus Scholtes created a program of favourite classical numbers by Leroy Anderson, Emile Waldteufel, Felix Mendelssohn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karl Jenkins and many others for this spirited evening. We were reminded that the TCO family will be ever grateful to the vision of their founder, the late Maestro Kerry Stratton along with so many volunteers and the Board of Directors.
Although the season was well attended, times have never been more challenging. Getting back to live performances after COVID was one thing, however this year the unexpected happened when crucial government funding was not just cut back, it was discontinued all together for many arts organizations. The Toronto Concert Orchestra is a registered charity and can use your support by purchasing tickets for next season or making a donation now at www.tcomusic.ca Our thanks again to Sharon Lee and Marcus Scholtes for the invitation to attend and help raise awareness.