Barbra Lica got some creative benefits from being locked away in a basement for a good part of the pandemic.

The latest creative pursuit for the Toronto singer-songwriter is a project that’s been in the works for the last two years. In collaboration with trombonist and composer Anders Azzopardi, Lica took on the lengthy, arduous task of creating orchestral arrangements of a selection of songs from throughout her decade-long career — along with a couple of new tracks, too. On Wednesday, April 6, she’ll be performing those songs with the Toronto Chamber-Pop Orchestra at Flato Markham Theatre, finally marking the culmination of all that work.

Lica joined us to talk more about that project.