The Philips Westin Orchestra (PWO) has a distinctly classy and modern sound that distinguishes it from contemporary big bands.
In a class of its own with its delightful versatility and stylish refinement, the PWO is one of many boutique orchestras under the Sheraton Cadwell Group (www.sheratoncadwell.com) of 100+ music professionals dedicated to alleviating poverty in less developed communities outside Canada.
With Toronto as its base of operations, the PWO and other affiliated orchestras produce over 3 CDs each year from compilations of live recordings throughout each season for worldwide distribution to raise funds for its charitable mandate.
Net proceeds from CD sales and performances are donated to international humanitarian agencies such as UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, CARE, Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation (www.gprf.net) to support disaster and poverty relief programs.
To date, PWO artists have helped to raise over $1.5 million for various charitable and humanitarian projects.
With an extensive repertoire to please the most discerning clients, from lively swing, lush ballads and high-energy latin numbers to contemporary showtunes and jazz standards, the PWO has an international outlook and perspective.
It is affiliated with the Toronto Starlight Orchestra (www.starlightorchestra.ca), Wyndham Regency Orchestra (www.wyndhamregency.com), Orchestra Copacabana (www.atthecopa.ca), Casablanca Orchestra (www.clubcasablanca.ca) and the Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra (www.sheratoncadwell.com).
This essential edition album features vocal stylist Lisa Levy and teenage sensation KALYA ... Canada's next superstar!