This summer The Toronto Concert Orchestra returned to present a series of totally differently themed Tuesday evenings July through August at the iconic Palais Royale Ballroom. These immersive concerts were titled “TCO Music – Symphony In The City” and the venue was perfect being where big bands played throughout the 1930’s and 40’s. Guests were treated to a reception on the beautiful lake-side patio prior to gathering in the ballroom later.
Acclaimed vocalist Pandora Topp has been presenting the repertoire of Edith Piaf now for at least a decade or more. On this evening titled “Pandora’s Piaf”, each song began with a progressive interpretation of how Piaf struggled in her personal and professional life. This helped us appreciate what was to come with Co-Artistic Director of the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Sharon Lee conducting, joined by Marcus Scholtes as the series emcees. There really is nothing to compare with live music performed on the stage of the legendary Palais Royale Ballroom. This series struck all the right notes. More information at;www.tcomusic.ca Our thanks to Sharon Lee for the invitation to attend.