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Toronto Star: Accordion achieves new musical heights in ‘Squeezebox’

Squeezebox, stomach Steinway, accordion: this modest instrument from the folk fringes is preparing for its time in the spotlight. Just as the cello and organ have recently been jazzed up and introduced to music lovers beyond their traditional realm, the accordion is gaining new acclaim. Squeezebox, an evening of contemporary music presented by Soundstreams on…  Read More

NOW Magazine: Three Squeezebox Performers Sound Off Ahead of ‘Squeezebox’

Squeezeboxes from all over the world take centre stage at the all-accordion concert Squeezebox, featuring classical and contemporary music. Three of the performers tell us a little bit about their squeezebox of choice.  Héctor Del Curto “A bandoneón is a reed instrument invented in Germany and derived from the concertina. It was meant to replace the…  Read More

Review: Roomful of Teeth in Vancouver

Written by guest blogger Katerina Gimon, a Masters student at the University of British Columbia, studying music composition. Last week vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth made their eagerly awaited Canadian debut in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The ensemble played two sold out shows at the intimate Fox Cabaret, presented by Music on Main & PuSh International…  Read More

Opera Ramblings: ‘Handel plugged in’ (Electric Messiah review)

Soundstreams’ high concept show Electric Messiah opened at the Drake Underground last night. So what is Electric Messiah? It’s a potent mix of Handel/Jennens, four exceptional singers from varied backgrounds, electronics, turntable artists and electric guitars. It’s “staged” in the round in a dive bar with the audience and artists mixed up all over the…  Read More

Toronto Star: ‘How do you like your Messiah?’

George Frideric Handel wrote Messiah toward the end of his life and it has become his lasting legacy. First performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742, followed by its London premiere nearly a year later, it became known as one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music. Dipping into the St. James…  Read More

The Whole Note: Boesmans’ Julie Comes to CanStage

The Whole Note takes a deep look at the Soundstreams and CanStage collaboration of Philippe Boesmans’ Julie. Check it out: http://www.thewholenote.com/index.php/newsroom/25703-boesmans-julie-comes-to-canstage

CBC Radio profiles Julie’s Sharleen Joynt

She reflects on the apparent chasm between pop culture and high art, her latest role in Canadian Stage’s Julie, and why she strayed from the predictable path of a rising opera talent. Check it out here:  Q Interview: Soprano Sharleen Joynt on operatic bliss and life post Bachelor.

Patricia Rozario to headline “Song for Athene”

Our next choral concert in April will feature the works of the late Sir John Tavener, and we are delighted to announce that Patricia Rozario will be our featured performer in Song for Athene on April 16, 2015. Rozario is extremely well-known and respected in the vocal and opera community. Her unique voice and artistry…  Read More

Lawrence Cherney honoured as Alumni of Influence

On Thursday, November 6, our Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney was named one of University College’s Alumni of Influence of 2014 (above, on left, accepting his award from Professor Donald Ainslie, Principal of University College). More than 170 alumni, students, and friends of University College gathered at Hart House 2014 for the third annual Alumni of Influence…  Read More