Rock duo Whitehorse joins dynamic lineup for AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall

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TORONTO, ON, April 10, 2017 - Juno Award-winning duo Whitehorse returns to the Massey Hall stage for a live musical performance at AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall on April 21, 2017. Tanya Tagaq, previously announced to perform, has withdrawn due to a scheduling conflict.

After a sold-out launch last fall, AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall is back to address Art and Nationhood through the eyes of four acclaimed artists. Architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author Junot Díaz, and filmmaker Paul Gross join moderator Matt Galloway, host of CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning, for an evening of inspired conversation on the nation-state and its impacts. The discussion will address current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress. The event, taking place on April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. will be live-streamed at cbc.ca/arts and broadcast nationally on CBC Radio One.

Whitehorse, made up of Toronto couple Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, began as a folk duo but quickly outgrew that box with their inventive instrumentation. With their latest single, “Boys Like You”, Whitehorse once again mixes things up, adding hip-hop producers and processed beats, and expanding their studio sound with samplers, vintage drum-machines and more. Whitehorse will kick off the evening with a short performance, setting the stage for the conversation to come.

A landmark partnership between the Art Gallery of Ontario, Massey Hall, CBC,and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Creative Minds is supported by Series Presenters Jonas and Lynda Prince, whose leadership inspired the development of the project. The semi-annual series aims to examine the present and imagine our futures through the eyes of some of the world’s most innovative and socially-engaged artists, while celebrating the vitally important role their work plays in shaping our lives.

Tickets for the launch of AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall are available through the Roy Thomson Hall box office, and range from $19.50 to $79.50. 

For more information, please visit AGOCreativeMinds.ca

Creative Minds is supported by Series Presenters Jonas and Lynda Prince.

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