Carly Rae Jepsen traded in her pop-heavy dance vibes for a more restrained, classy affair with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 17.
Jepsen, 31, performed for a sold-out crowd of 2,600 people at Roy Thomson Hall. “I can’t believe this. This is incredible,” she said. “I have my family here and you are my extended family.”
The audience stayed in their seats for much of the concert, but even the most poised attendee couldn’t help but leap to their feet for some of Jepsen’s biggest hits. The B.C.-born singer and the Orchestra brought the crowd to their feet with renditions of Jepsen’s hit songs: “Boy Problems,” “Call Me Maybe” and an encore of “I Really Like You.”
The Orchestra was compelled to perform a headlining show with Jepsen after she and guitarist Tavish Crowe performed “Your Type” with its members at last year’s Polaris Music Prize gala.
Jepsen’s performance even got her trending, as pointed out by the Toronto Symphony.
Take a look at the concert’s setlist here: