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Multi-instrumentalist and drag performer to perform with Kamloops Symphony

The KSO will present Thorgy and the Thorchestra on March 30 and March 31
Thorgy Thor has appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and will soon appear alongside the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.

A one-of-a-kind theatrical orchestra experience is coming to Kamloops, featuring guest artist Thorgy Thor, a multi-instrumentalist and drag performer who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Thorgy and the Thorchestra features a variety of hits, some new and some traditional, based around Thorgy’s explosive style and fusion of drag, music and comedy. The show will run two nights, first on Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31. Showtime is 8 p.m.

The show was created in collaboration with Canadian conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, mixing classical music and contemporary pop songs. Since 2018, the show has toured around the world.

Shane Galligan, the performer behind Thorgy Thor, began playing violin at a young age, later earning a bachelor of music degree in both violin and viola in 2006 from State University of New York.

KSO music director Dina Gilbert said audiences can expect to hear pop acts like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars in equal measure to classical music from Tchaikovsky and Rossini.

Executive director Daniel Mills said he’s hoping the show will attract new audiences.

“We are thrilled to be putting on this one-of-a-kind experience, especially here in Kamloops. Our hopes are to drastically subvert the expectations of what an orchestra concert can be, bring a whole new crowd to the Sagebrush and have a blast while doing so,” Mills said.

Tickets are $49.99 for general admission, $44.99 for seniors, $10 for youth (under 19) and $15 for KSOundcheck members (ages 19 to 34). To purchase, go online to or call the box office at 250-374-5483.