Thorgy Thor and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Unite for 'Thorgy Thor & the Thorchestra'

Celebrate Pride with a one-night-only performance blending drag and classical music at Roy Thomson Hall on June 11

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 11, 2023

Thorgy Thor captured hearts onstage and in the workroom on Season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race (and All Stars Season 3) — and now she's captured the Toronto Symphony Orchestra inside her Thorgeous world for a one-night symphonic Pride celebration.

Slaying everything from Mozart to Madonna, Thorgy Thor & the Thorchestra is an unmissable special performance scheduled to take place on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall.

Wielding her violin virtuosity, the drag superstar and Calgary-raised conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser are striving to make classical music for everyone. (And if reports from a recent Los Angeles Philharmonic performance of Tchaikovsky is to be believed, it can really ignite your pleasure centres.)

Bartholomew-Poyser and Thor created the country's first orchestral drag show in 2018, hosting two sold-out shows in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia. The instant sensation then hit the road to other Canadian cities, as well as New York City's Gramercy Theatre.

Now, it's Toronto's turn to experience the larger-than-life magic of drag, classical and pop music — a rainbow connection of an odd trio, together at long last. And just in time for Pride!

Tickets for Thorgy Thor & the Thorchestra are on sale now via the TSO's website.

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