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Laronde to curate Sesquicentennial Signature Music Initiative for TSO

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Compiled by Shari Narine







April 27, 2016. Sandra Laronde, director of Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre, will be curating a Sesquicentennial Signature Music Initiative for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's for Canada's 150th celebration in 2017. Currently, she also serves on the Sesquicentennial Advisory for the TSO. Programming for the project will explore current and past Canadian composers, Canada's Indigenous musical legacy and ongoing practice, Canadian songwriters, culturally diverse music practice, and film composers. Laronde is also founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, a company of contemporary Indigenous performance in dance, theatre, and music. Red Sky has significantly influenced the artistic evolution and innovation of contemporary Indigenous programming across Canada and around the world.