'The Musical Moment', produced by the TSO and the Star, features musicians recording themselves live at home, performing pieces no longer than three minutes. The new video will be posted each Thursday on their Facebook Page. Over the last couple of weeks, they decided they wanted to do something to thank doctors, nurses, health-care professionals and volunteers in Canada and around the world. It’s the musicians’ way of expressing gratitude to those who are working so hard to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis.They chose Harold Arlen’s famed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” because it’s a song of hope, an optimistic look at a brighter future.Cellist Alastair Eng and his wife Ashley Vandiver, a TSO violist, created this beautiful new arrangement for the seven performers. Producer Ron Searles then edited and mixed the final product. Their ultimate aim is to bring joy to listeners and a smile to people’s faces.
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