A one-of-a-kind performance will take place at the Conexus Arts stage in October.
Singer, Buffy Sainte-Marie will join the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) for a special concert.
RSO music director, Gordan Gerrard, said it’s a one of a kind opportunity.
“For us to take her music and adapt it for a live symphony orchestra and to bring it to all sorts of new people, it’s a game changer for us. It’s fantastic,” Gerrard said.
He went on to say the special concert stems from funding from the Canada Council for the Arts new chapter fund. The grant was created for the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The performance idea was among 200 other projects chosen for the grant. More than 2,000 applications for the new chapter fund were received.
Gerrard added the orchestra will also travel with Sainte-Marie in the spring to three First Nations communities.
“Our aim is for her (Sainte-Marie) to spend some time just talking to people there, especially the young people,” he said. “Also to have them (people from the communities), their performers — whether it’s drumming or singing or whatever they bring to the table — we’ll plan to incorporate that into the show.”
The show will be held Oct. 11 at the Conexus Arts Centre. Tickets are available through the RSO.