Salute to Seniors kicks off City of Toronto's Free Summer Music Season|
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Toronto Special Events - On Wednesday, June 12, 2002, from noon to 2
p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, the City's summer music season kicks off with
Salute to Seniors presented by Scotiabank featuring the big band sound of
Anthony Terpstra's Starlight Orchestra with special guest vocals by Skylark.
Created in 1988 under the direction of jazz saxophonist, Anthony Terpstra, the
Starlight Orchestra, hailed as Canada's finest dance big band, has been
entertaining audiences in concert halls across Ontario keeping the tradition of
ballroom dance alive. With their renditions of the Tango, the Vienna Waltz, the
Cha-cha, Rumba, Merengue, Samba, Salsa and Swing, this 16 piece ensemble has a
limitless repertoire of standards from the '40s and '50s drawing influence from
such Big Band greats as Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Duke
Ellington to name a few.
Added to the musical mix will be the vocal stylings of the all female trio,
Skylark. Formed in 1997, their sparkling harmonies, intricate arrangements and
contemporary standards define their unique and rich 3-part harmony sound.
Salute to Seniors is an afternoon of entertainment and lifestyle information
for Toronto's seniors complemented by the City's weekly Farmers Market.
Admission to the concert is FREE! Located at 100 Queen Street West, Nathan
Phillips Square is easily accessed by the TTC Queen streetcar (501), or the
Yonge Line subway (exit Queen Station) or the University line (exit Osgoode
For more information on Salute to Seniors or other events produced by Toronto
Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit our website at
|Aretha Phillip-Trought |
Event Supervisor, Marketing,Toronto Special Events
|Heather Kaufman,Event Supervisor, Marketing,Toronto Special Events|