TSO warming up in Florida

Toronto has just had the coldest day of the year! Brr-r-r: except it’s only January 5th so that’s a crazy statistic.

Toronto Symphony in Florida

Toronto Symphony in Florida

I almost called it a “sadistic”because of course, as i look at the sky and wonder about cold weather, i’m really thinking of the Toronto Symphony in Florida. Sorry if the concept brings anyone pain!

The people in the picture do not look upset, do they? Do they miss our weather? ha! I doubt it. And as the week goes on the weather is warming up, already in the 20s.

Peter Oundjian leading the Toronto Symphony in West Palm Beach (Photo: Michael Morreale)

Peter Oundjian leading the Toronto Symphony in West Palm Beach (Photo: Michael Morreale)

And you can’t tell from the photos of the musicians at their concerts–in their basic black–whether the weather is warm or cool.

Pianist Jan Lisiecki with the Toronto Symphony (Photo: Michael Morreale)

Pianist Jan Lisiecki with the Toronto Symphony (Photo: Michael Morreale)

The headline is always misleading right? No it’s a little game I play. I hope you’ll forgive me.  The TSO are not ‘warming up’ as in the little bit of playing one does in preparing to perform. They have already given three concerts (counting the one that started a few minutes ago).  I meant they are torn away from our winter, and forced to endure the sun & warmth of Florida: including the applause.

Peter Oundjian soaking up some of that Florida warmth, aka applause after the concert (Photo: Michael Morreale)

Peter Oundjian soaking up some of that Florida warmth, aka applause after the concert (Photo: Michael Morreale)

For further information about the TSO tour go to this page on their website.

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