Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids is a playful orchestral concert that weaves together story and song, presented by a collaborative team of artists from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The performance is an interactive exploration of identity and acceptance, intended to nurture understanding and inspire discussion and expression to support of how we feel inside. By illustrating historical LGBTQ+ figures, songs and personal anecdotes drawn from the artists and community, QSO aims to create a judgment-free environment in which they highlight important issues for young people. Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids is a visible presence connecting directly with youth who may feel differently from their peers and a show that will inspire inclusivity, love and acceptance.
About Queer Songbook Orchestra
The Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) is a 14-piece professional chamber pop ensemble dedicated to utilizing story and song to express, honour and elevate the 2SLGBTQ+ experience while providing opportunities for mentorship and other supports to queer, trans, questioning and allied youth. Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Shaun Brodie, the QSO has toured extensively throughout Canada and worked with 200+ collaborators to bring the 2SLGBTQ+ experience to centre stage. They have been featured at many of the country’s top performing arts festivals, and in 2018 undertook a nationwide tour which saw them perform in Whitehorse to St. John’s. Among the extensive list of past collaborators of the QSO are Carole Pope, Cris Derksen, James Baley, Orville Peck, Beverly Glenn Copeland, Jeremy Dutcher, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Rae Spoon, Syrus Marcus Ware, Casey Mecija, Lorraine Segato, Allie X, Wayson Choy, Mark Tewksbury, Vivek Shraya, Leah Fay, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Gary Beals and many more musicians, writers, theatre artists, high school students, elders and other members and allies of the community.
Dates & Times
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8