Earlier this week, the Polaris Music Prize announced a partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra that will see members of the TSO performing with short list nominees at the Polaris Gala later this month, and a performance opportunity for the 2015 prize winner with the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall in 2016.
Confirmed performers at this year’s Gala include Alvvays, Braids, Jennifer Castle, Tobias Jesso Jr., Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Viet Cong. Fred Penner will host the Gala, which will be webcast live on Aux.tv. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners have included Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).
For more information, please visit polarismusicprize.ca.