Music + Brews: Soundstreams partners with Collective Arts Brewing for 2019/20 season

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing and Patron Experience We at Soundstreams love the occasional good brew. As does our audience! That’s why we’re ‘hoppy’ to announce a partnership with… Read More

Dig in to Top Brass with Composer Insight

Composers Anna Pidgorna and Brian Current have world premieres on Top Brass, October 3, 2019. Find out what they have to say below:     Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney has… Read More

THE WHOLENOTE: Soundstreams and the Trumpets of October

“Soundstreams’ founder and artistic director Lawrence Cherney has long been impressed by the breadth and depth of trumpet repertoire across the ages, and as a former trumpet player myself, I… Read More

LUDWIG VAN TORONTO: INTERVIEW | Fresh Views From Anna Pidgorna, Heather Schmidt And Ingrid Jensen On Soundstreams’ ‘Top Brass’

“Trumpet declares. It prompts and signals. And on October 3, 2019, the trumpet(s) shall sound, at the Soundstreams 2019-20 opener: Top Brass. Three virtuosos: Ole Edvard Antonsen, Jens Lindemann and… Read More

Top Brass: Program Notes

The Three Woes Composed by Anna Pidgorna This piece is inspired by the end of the world prophesy in the Book of Revelations, in which seven trumpets bring in various… Read More

Soundstreams to Begin Search for New Executive Director

TORONTO –  September 30, 2019 – Daniel Weinzweig, president of the Soundstreams Board of Directors announced today that Executive Director Ben Dietschi will be leaving Soundstreams after seven years, the… Read More

Soundstreams pitches Two Odysseys in Australia

by Ben Dietschi, Executive Director Reflections on PAC 2019 I’ve just returned from The Performing Arts Connections conference in Queensland, Australia, where I was joined by 300+ presenters, producers, artists,… Read More

Odaabaanag – The Story So Far

by Felix Mills, Metcalf Foundation Intern – Community Engagement Associate Working with the choir and having this kind of collaboration with my daughter is huge. My mother went to residential… Read More

International moves: Soundstreams to make pitch at Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s CanadaHub

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience Soundstreams continues to make moves on the international stage, and has been invited to pitch our latest project, Two Odysseys, at… Read More

“I regularly choose Soundstreams because there’s nothing quite like it.”

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience “Rituals connect us to our past. They awaken collective memories–how we got to today–but they are also harbingers, illuminating a galaxy… Read More

TORONTO STAR: Hell’s Fury is musical theatre that leaves a deep dent in the heart

From the article” “In short, Hell’s Fury is a remarkable piece of musical theatre, a show that will leave a deep dent in the heart, gut and memory long after… Read More

Get to Know Juro: An Artist Q&A With Composer Juro Kim Feliz

Juro Kim Feliz is a pianist and composer, hailing from the Philippines and currently based in Toronto, Canada. A recipient of the Goethe South East Asian Young Composer Award (1st… Read More

Time that was Never Given

“Fauxstalgia” is loosely defined as a longing for a time you never experienced, or that never really existed. In some of our earlier iterations of this concert we were working… Read More

Odaabaanag and The Gather Round Singers

Soundstreams is delighted to see Odaabaanag, the yearlong collaboration between Jumblies Theatre and Soundstreams, coming to life. While composer Melody McKiver works on music for string quartet and recorded voices… Read More

THE WHOLENOTE: Musical Creation Through Community Engagement

“First though, a very preliminary view of an intriguing work in progress being co-produced by Soundstreams and Jumblies Theatre. Anishinaabe composer Melody McKiver has been commissioned by these two organizations… Read More

THE WHOLENOTE: Concert report: Different Trains a vivid musical journey

From the Article: “As artistic director Lawrence Cherney said from the stage on Saturday February 2, the concert we were about to hear was “the hottest ticket in town.” It… Read More

Who is Melody McKiver?

Soundstreams is thrilled to be working with multi-genre artist Melody McKiver on our upcoming project “Odaanaabag” in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre. Melody McKiver is an Anishinaabe musician, media artist, traditional powwow… Read More

LUDWIG VAN TORONTO: PRIMER | The Rolston Quartet Brings Different Trains To Soundstreams

“Since its premiere in 1988 by the Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich’s Different Trains became an instant favourite.  Its rhythmic drive and hypnotic movement are immediately relatable, and the spoken fragments… Read More

The 2019 Emerging Composer Workshop Participants

We are pleased to announce the participating composers for Soundstreams’ seventh annual Emerging Composer Workshop (ECW). Our six, 2019 participants reflect the global reach of the ECW with participants coming… Read More

THE WHOLE NOTE: “Choral Crossroads: Canadian and Latvian Composers on Display in November”

“Soundstreams’ presentation of the Latvian Radio Choir (LRC) with artistic director Sigvards Klava, in concert at Metropolitan United Church on November 17 at 8pm, has significance in a number of… Read More

Focus Mandarin: Soundstreams Takes Shanghai

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“There are no tin cans in Shanghai!”

Percussionist Ryan Scott forgot to bring tin cans to Shanghai. When leaving for Shanghai, Scott not only packed this own bag, he also brought a bag full of mallets, gongs… Read More

LUDWIG VAN: PRIMER | Soundstreams’ Six Pianos Dream Project Is Coming To Koerner Hall

For a typical classical piano concert, one would imagine a single grand piano with its lid open, its brilliant inside encased in silky, heavy blackness.  Sometimes, there are two pianos… Read More

THE WHOLE NOTE: With Soundstreams in China

From the article: “To Soundstreams fell the distinction of presenting a program of new music from North America, relatively little of which has been performed at this week-long event over… Read More