Performance Details 


Date: August 31st, 2021 7PM 

LIVE TAPING EVENT: We will be playing in front of live audience for the first time since the summer of 2019 and

welcoming small in-person audience to a taping experience. This will be recorded for broadcast and will be released on September 14th 7PM through our YouTube channel)



In our finale concert of the season, we bring the focus back to our late founder, Maestro Kerry Stratton, and the special relationship he had with the city of Prague. Kerry and Elizabeth were married in Prague, and it was one of his favourite cities to visit and revisit - a soft spot he shared with many musicians of history. We travel through time to bring you the various giants who have strolled the cobblestone streets of Prague, including Beethoven, and Dvorak. We round out this concert with a new commission from Composer in Residence Samuel Bisson “Divergimento” for string orchestra, and Kerry’s favourite “good-bye summer” song, Last Rose of Summer,

sung for us by Allison Arends.


Bisson, Divergimento

Lehar, Vilja-Lied from the Merry Widow

Dvorak, Song to the Moon from Rusalka

Beethoven, Symphony No 8

I. Allegro vivace e con brio

IV. Allegro vivace

Last Rose of Summer


Toronto Concert Orchestra - 33 piece orchestra

Marcus Scholtes, Conductor

Allison Arends, Soprano