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A Twilight Symphony at the Castle: What could be more romantic?

January 16, 2024

Opening night at Twilight Symphony at the Castle is bustling with glamour, old-world luxury and the anticipation of an unforgettable evening about to begin. On arrival at Casa Loma’s grand entrance, guests travel the historic 800 ft tunnel below Austin Terrace, to the Carriage Room in The Stables for a one-of-a-kind performance bathed in candlelight.

The evening’s experience begins with guests being treated to prosecco, wine and delicious canapés at the Carriage Room bar where the stable stalls are transformed into cozy nooks, with cocktail tables and candles. In an intimate 150-seat setting, the program features three musical themes running Fridays through Sunday.

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New this year is Rock Symphony, featuring the absolute best of symphonic classic rock from Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. But the main draw here is the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Paolo Busato, in a space filled top to bottom with candles – it’s quite literally breath taking.

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From left to right: Justin Di Donato, Maestro Paolo Busato, and Cleopatra Williams. (Photo by Ethan Shaw Toronto Commercial Lifestyle Photography)

“Due to popular demand, we’re thrilled to bring back the Maestro, his orchestra and a roster of exceptional vocal talent for the 2024 season of showstopping performances in our breathtaking and storied setting,” said Nick Di Donato, president and CEO, Liberty Group. “With the Symphony’s loyal following – and standing ovations nightly, for last year’s season – we fully expect Toronto and its visitors will embrace the opportunity to enjoy this year’s program of live music at Casa Loma.”

Twilight Symphony at the Castle offers a tremendously luxurious experience allowing you to be swept up in the allure of the Castle and brings back a time when an evening in your finest attire, sipping the finest wine and listening to the finest music was a typical way to celebrate the weekend. The program runs from January 19th to February 17th. Doors open at 7PM with performances at 7:30 pm with one 20-minute intermission.

Casa Loma is honoured to present Canadian power vocalist and Broadway musical performer, Cleopatra Williams who has shared stages with Sting, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Foreigner, The Tenors, and more. Ms. Williams brings her internationally renowned vocals to the stage at Casa Loma – joined with Toronto’s indie media darling rock band, the Cold Weather Captains – featuring lead vocalist, Justin Di Donato. The walls are guaranteed to shake, all night long, backed by the virtuosity of Maestro Busato and his symphony orchestra.

Brought to you by Liberty Entertainment Group, tickets and more information can be found online at For those who wish to partake in the ultimate experience at the castle or for a romantic and unforgettable evening out – including Valentine’s Day, February 14 – Twilight Symphony at the Castle patrons may purchase limited, pre-show VIP dinner packages for the castle’s award-winning dining establishment, BlueBlood Steakhouse.

While candlelight concerts are becoming more and more sought-after – for the ultimate in romance and old-world elegance, and for a truly magical evening that transports you back in time, Twilight Symphony at the Castle is our top pick.

Updated from Shannon Mastaler’s feature, originally written in February, 2023.


– Shannon Mastaler is the Lifestyle Editor for VineRoutes


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