Frank Sinatra Sings in Collingwood
On Sunday, August 9th Collingwood Downtown played host to a Frank Sinatra tribute and the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Maestro Kerry Stratton conducted the Toronto Concert Orchestra with grandeur that perfectly fit the venue, The Historic Gayety Theatre. The one night-only performance combined an all-new Sinatra Tribute performed in Grand Salon style. This was combined with favourites from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the originals of which Maestro Stratton discovered in the Paramount Archives in Los Angeles.
Baritone Dan Lauzon performed some of Sinatra’s greatest hits while adding a personal touch to the performances reminiscent of Frank Sinatra’s signature style. Hits performed included: My Way, A Very Good Year, Summer Wind, New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight and more of Ol’ Blue Eyes greatest hits!
“Hearing a 15 piece world class orchestra conducted by one of Canada’s most celebrated conductors right here on Hurontario Street was breathtaking” commented Erica Angus, Executive Director from Theatre Collingwood, who was on hand to help out with the performance.
My Way! is part of the inaugural year of the Classical Sundays six concert series. Georgian Hills Vineyards, Scandinave Spa and Meaford Hall will play host to the remaining 3 concerts, bringing beautiful music to the spectacular South Georgian Bay region.
About Classical Sundays Series
This all-new collection of beautiful music experiences in some of the most unique and picturesque settings along the shores of southern Georgian Bay, runs from July to September, 2015. The series is in collaboration with Georgian Hills Vineyards, Scandinave Spa, Meaford Hall, Town of Collingwood, Blue Mountain Village and the Toronto Concert Orchestra. For more details visit: classicalsundays.ca.
About Maestro Kerry Stratton, Conductor and Music Director
Kerry Stratton is conductor of the Toronto Concert Orchestra. In the course of his international career, Stratton has conducted orchestras in Europe, North America and Asia. Having earned a degree in conducting from McGill University, Stratton later completed graduate studies at the Vienna Conservatory under Sir Charles Mackerras, Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and L’Ecole Pierre Monteux with Charles Bruck.
Stratton’s engagements have included the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, Budapest Concert Orchestra, Hungarian Chamber Soloists, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic.
For more details visit torontoconcertorchestra.com