Soundstreams exists to strengthen public engagement with new Canadian music and music theatre/opera through innovative musical experiences.


Love Songs – “Inspired” Playlist

by Vania Chan, a member of the vocal ensemble for our 2021/22 production of Love Songs Claude Vivier’s Love Songs is an extraordinary musical work – one that is unlike anything I have ever performed before. It is playful, whimsical, romantic and dramatic. Overall, it establishes a sense of child- like vulnerability and innocence.  When…  Read More

What does music of the 21st century sound like on ancient instruments?

By Felix Mills, Community Engagement Manager Diving into soundworlds – if you’re reading our blog, this likely piques your interest. Or, maybe you’re not sure and curious to explore. As Soundstreams gets ready for Improvised Components on March 6th at Drake Underground, we’re doing some exploring of our own, looking into the creation of new…  Read More

UpStream: Further Listening (and watching!) for Improvised Components

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience, and Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement & Patron Experience On March 6th, 2020 at 8 PM, Soundstreams presents another curated musical journey – Improvised Components at Drake Underground. Featured performers include – Nick Storring, composer, guest curator Katelyn Clark, harpsichord/organetto Emily Redhead, baroque violin Pierre-Yves Martel,…  Read More

Modern music featuring the accordion

Please note – this blog post is about a show that took place in February 2016. To stay up to date on future Soundstreams events, please consider joining our EMuse list or becoming a Soundstreams Insider. The accordion is believed to have been built around 1822 in Berlin. As an instrument, it conjures several types…  Read More

Staff Holiday Music Picks

The employees at Soundstreams are obviously all big music fans. We decided to share some of our favourite holiday songs, to help get into the spirit of the season. Check out our picks below, and be sure to share your own favourites in the comments! Sarah Baumann, Director of Marketing & External Relations ‘White Christmas’…  Read More

Holiday Music

Every year at Soundstreams, we’re thankful for another wonderful year of music, and 2015 was no exception. After a successful 2014/15 season (read our annual report), we wanted to listen to some music to celebrate the holidays, and the end of 2015. Check back often, as this page will continually be updated until the end of the year!…  Read More

Sounds of Summer Playlist

Summer is here! The sun is out, the sky is blue, the weather is warm – now here is the perfect music to listen to as you revel in the joys of the season. Plus get a peak into our upcoming 2015/16 season, in this list curated by our Artistic Associate Kyle Brenders. Listen to the…  Read More

Video of The Seasons

Missed our season-opening concert on September 30? Watch our concert footage, filmed Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Repertoire: Max Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Toronto premiere) John Luther Adams: Dream in White on White Paul Frehner: Mojave Dreaming (world premiere) Dream in White on White by John Luther Adams (1995) Sanya Eng, harp…  Read More

Videos from Salon 21: The Four Seasons

Our first Salon 21 of the new season, on Friday, September 19, was a resounding success. A sold-out crowd at the Gardiner Museum enjoyed Vivaldi's Four Seasons reimagined and performed by a group of talented musicians (and one remarkable DJ on the turntables). Spring, arranged by Kyle Brenders, performed by Kyle Brenders Quartet  (Kyle Brenders, Heather…  Read More