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Soundstreams Presents: Keyed Up!

KEYED UP! FESTIVAL Variations on Goldberg Variations (Keyed Up! #1)Thu, Apr 18, 2024 – 7:30pmJANE MALLETT THEATRE J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations is one of the most famous works in the… Read More

Season-at-a-Glance – Announcing Soundstreams’ 2023/24 Season

Soundstreams aims to use the power of music to tell stories that resonate with our time and place. Music can bring us many rewards – inner peace, enlightenment, a moment… Read More

Colin Eatock’s Benedictus es: Alleluia

Much like other composers who have written Alleluias, Colin Eatock conceived of this piece as a kind of choral vocalise, and he has used the word as a vehicle to… Read More

Soundstreams presents STEVE REICH: Now & Then

Soundstreams presents STEVE REICH: Now & Thenfeaturing NEXUS, TorQ , SlowPitchSound and Ensemble Soundstreams and the Canadian Premiere of Reich/Richter for chamber orchestra and film February 8, 2023 // Toronto,… Read More

Season-at-a-Glance – Announcing Soundstreams’ 2022/23 Season

Our 2022-23 season explores provocative themes that resonate within our communities. It reflects a spectrum of genres ranging from unique instrumental music to soaring vocal and choral music, along with… Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Book of Mountains & Seas is an exquisite masterpiece of suggestion

From the article: “Book of Mountains & Seas is an exquisite masterpiece of suggestion, a tapestry of sound and image that weaves itself into your consciousness and makes its point… Read More

The Guardian on Performances of Claude Vivier’s Music

From the article: “Unruly and utterly distinctive…harmonic soundscapes unlike anything else.” Read the full story here.

Soundstreams Presents Noam Bierstone’s Percussion Theatre

Soundstreams presents Noam Bierstone’s Percussion Theatre “Bierstone demonstrates his percussive skills while delivering something that has the power to enthral for its duration.” – Vital Weekly June 9, 2022 //… Read More

Soundstreams Announces Beth Brown as New Executive Director

Soundstreams Announces New Additions to Team: Beth Brown is named New Executive Director; Coco Chen and Rebecca Cuddy elected to Board of Directors  Beth Brown. Photo by Dahlia Katz. October 25, 2021 (Toronto, ON) // Soundstreams… Read More

Soundstreams Announces World Premiere of Love Songs

October 18, 2021 // Toronto, ON – Lawrence Cherney, Founding Artistic Director, Soundstreams, today announced additional details about the company’s world premiere production of Love Songs, as part of the company’s 2021/22 season. The digital… Read More

Coco Chen & Rebecca Cuddy join the Soundstreams Board of Directors

September 29, 2021 – Soundstreams today announced the appointment of Coco Chen and Rebecca Cuddy as new members of the Soundstreams Board of Directors. Coco Chen began playing the violin… Read More

Soundstreams Announces Garden of Vanished Pleasures

September 1, 2021 // Toronto, ON – Lawrence Cherney, Founding Artistic Director, Soundstreams, today announced additional details about the company’s 2021/22 season premiere, Garden of Vanished Pleasures, produced as part of Soundstreams’ 2021 Digital… Read More

Soundstreams Announces 2021/22 Season – Renewal & Rebirth

WORLD PREMIERE WORK DEVISED BY MICHAEL GREYEYES, TIM ALBERY, LIEKE VAN DER VOORT, CHRISTOPHER MAYO & MORE  August 3, 2021 // Toronto, ON – Lawrence Cherney, Founding Artistic Director, Soundstreams, today… Read More

Soundstreams Announces the World Premiere of Quiet Time Curated by Robin Dann

July 13, 2021 // Toronto, ON – Soundstreams has announced details of the world broadcast premiere of Quiet Time, featuring new music from Canadian composers Robin Dann, Allison Cameron and Matthew Pencer. An audiovisual experience to be released on… Read More

Soundstreams Announces Emma Fowler as Interim Executive Director

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (Toronto, ON): Soundstreams Board of Directors President Daniel Weinzweig has announced the appointment of Emma Fowler as the organization’s Interim Executive Director, as previous E.D. Menon Dwarka steps down to pursue new opportunities.   Emma joined Soundstreams in 2016 as Production and… Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Soundstreams Announces the World Premiere of Electric Messiah 2020

TO BE BROADCAST THIS DECEMBER Friday November 27, 2020 // Toronto, ON – Soundstreams has announced its original reimagining of Handel’s masterpiece Messiah in a special broadcast event airing for free on December 17, 2020 at 8 PM EST. This… Read More

We Have a New Home

  Soundstreams now has a new home, and it couldn’t be a more perfect fit – we are excited to announce we are now the proud tenants of the third floor of… Read More

Soundstreams COVID-19 Update – March 26, 2020

To our Soundstreams family, Soundstreams believes that music has the ability to bring people together, and break down barriers. It’s a mark of our collective humanity. The recent spread of… Read More

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Soundstreams’ New Voices: Curator Mentorship Program

Soundstreams is proud to present their newest program, NEW VOICES: Curator Mentorship Program. Calling all aspiring music programmers! Soundstreams is now inviting proposals to develop and produce a concert on… Read More

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Two Odysseys consists of two Indigenous operas that are a near-perfect fit

From the article: “Masks, beautifully simple imagery, repetition and cyclic form; it’s incredibly evocative and, even for non-Indigenous audiences, nostalgic.” “The simplicity of these stories drew me in, leaving me… Read More

THE TORONTO STAR: ‘Two Odysseys’ operas tackle life and death in Indigenous tongues

From the article: “Pimooteewin” is one of those deftly created works that suspends time as it tells its story, and the excellent performances incite us to hope that we won’t… 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

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