Blog Behind the Scenes

The Book of Mountains and Seas Premiere

Book of Mountains and Seas was originally scheduled to appear in Toronto as part of the Soundstreams 2020/21 season before the pandemic hit, and features music and libretto by Huang… Read More

Who is Derek Jarman?

by Tim Crouch, Soundstreams But the ultimate gift of gardening is the way it concentrates and consecrates time, grounding the gardener in a present both conscious of and undistracted by… Read More

‘Wanny’ – the binaural microphone

Quiet Time, our production put together by New Voices guest curator Robin Dann, is an audio-visual experience inspired by the Arctic. Great headphones are a must, according to Dann –… Read More

My Memory of the Dragon Boat Festival

by Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement and Patron Experience Growing up in Taipei, Taiwan, Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four most celebrated Chinese traditions, along with Lunar New… Read More

A New Approach to Concert Production – Electric Messiah 2020

By Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience, and Emma Fowler, Director of Artistic Planning This year’s Electric Messiah is unlike any other, but the spirit of innovation has… Read More

Q & A with Executive Director Menon Dwarka

By Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience, and Menon Dwarka, Executive Director Welcome to Soundstreams Menon! Have you always been involved in the arts and culture sector? I… Read More

UpStream: Further Listening (and watching!) – Nicole Lizée

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Audience Engagement We’re getting set to present to Toronto the world premiere of Karappo Okesutura Vol 3 next week at The Great Hall… Read More

Karaoke – a Global Fusion Culture

by Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement and Patron Engagement While for many people in Toronto a night out involves restaurants, bars and clubs; in Taipei, where I grew up, things… Read More

Reflections on Two Odysseys

by Menon Dwarka, Executive Director It’s been a month since Two Odysseys, our double-bill of Indigenous operas opened at Daniels Spectrum. I just started as interim executive director of Soundstreams… Read More

Timeless Work

by Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement and Patron Engagement I grew up studying Classical music – the hardcore eight hour days were filled with practicing, rehearsals, music theory, and history…. Read More

The Characters of Two Odysseys

by Cheryl Stone, Manager Advancement and Patron Engagement Villains, heroes and other characters are an integral part of opera. They act as our way into the story, connecting us with… Read More

Expanding My Messiah Palate

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing and Patron Experience Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah, now in its fifth year, is one of the reasons I was so excited to come over and… 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

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

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

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

Meet the Soundstreams Team: Felix Mills

Percussionist Felix Mills is extending the reach of our educational programs from the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar, to neighbourhoods across the GTA, and even aiding with touring and travelling productions…. Read More

Meet the Soundstreams Team: Jordan Snyder

We’re very pleased to welcome Jordan Snyder, a student in OCAD’s Integrated Media program, who has joined us for the summer. As we take the first steps to bring The… Read More

Inside: The Musik für das Ende Score

In the forward to his score Claude Vivier describes Musik für das Ende as “a Ceremony – of the End”, an exploration of the relationships established between individuals at this… Read More

MIDI Samples and Contemporary Music

Andrew Staniland is our 2017 TD SoundMakers Composer in Residence! During his time in this role, he will be  posting monthly about his experiences in the classroom and as a… Read More

Donate Today and bring top Talent to Toronto

Help Soundstreams fly two of South Africa’s top talents to Toronto for Music of the Rainbow Nation at Koerner Hall on November 23rd! When the Nelson Mandela University Choir cancelled their North American… Read More

Australia Travel Blog

Soundstreams Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney recently traveled to Australia for the International Society for the Performing Arts (IPSA) Congress. Here in his own words is a travelogue of his trip… Read More

Long-time Employee Takes Helm at Soundstreams

Many in the arts community know Ben Dietschi well, whether as a curator of engaging music programming at Spectrum Music and the Music Gallery, board member at Theatre Passe Muraille,… Read More

Top 10 Moments of 2015

Thanks to you, our adventurous music-loving family, it’s been a great year, so we wanted to share some highlights and recognize YOU for helping make these milestones possible. If you… Read More