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Soundstreams Announces RBC Bridges Showcase

October 5, 2021 // Toronto, ON – Soundstreams was pleased today to announce the world premiere of the RBC Bridges Showcase, featuring six world premieres written by RBC Bridges emerging composers, plus a performance of mentor Sarah Kirkland Snider’s ‘Scenes from Unremembered’. The event will premiere online October 14, 2021 at 8pm. The six participants…  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 Residency at Crow’s Theatre.  If modern gardening has a patron saint, it must be English artist, filmmaker, and queer rights activist Derek Jarman. As the AIDS…  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 announced the company’s 2021/22 season, Renewal & Rebirth, with five world premieres set to showcase the work of outstanding Canadian and international composers through innovative and multi-genre musical experiences.  With…  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 August 19, 2021, Quiet Time combines a musical exploration of solitude with the personal travel experiences and Arctic recordings of Dann and Cameron to create a captivating new soundscape inspired by some of the…  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 Outreach Manager, and quickly moved up into the role of Director of Artistic Planning and Outreach. She brings a decade of skilled arts industry experience to the position of Interim Executive Director, as well as a proven passion…  Read More

Composer Spotlight: Bruce A. Russell, Part 3

We’re pleased to be featuring composer Bruce A. Russell this February as part of Black History Month.  Piece: Linea Nigra, for string octet (2015) Watch: On Vimeo. From the Composer: Linea Nigra (2015) is an orchestration and expansion of my piano piece Canon Chorale (2005). It’s scored for string octet: four violins, two violas and two…  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 year’s world premiere holiday event escapes the confines of in-person venues and transforms into a full-length music video, complete with a mix of on-location outdoor filming in the…  Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Six composers chosen for the 2020 Bridges Workshop

By Felix Mills, Community Engagement Manager The results are in! RBC Bridges, Soundstreams’ workshop for early-career composers, is an annual workshop that brings together celebrated composer mentors, a professional resident ensemble, and six carefully selected emerging composers to develop and premiere new work in a professional context. We’re thrilled to have the incredible Sarah Kirkland…  Read More

Get-to-Know Nicole Lizée

by Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement and Patron Engagement Nicole Lizée, born in Gravelbourg, a small town in south-central Saskatchewan, is the mastermind behind The Lost Karaoke Tapes. A “brilliant musical scientist,” Lizée will join the Australian Art Orchestra and take us on a nostalgic multimedia trip January 30th at the Great Hall. Not only…  Read More

Soundstreams welcomes its new Executive Director

As we start a new decade, Soundstreams welcome our new Executive Director – Menon Dwarka. “My goal over the next few years will be to more clearly connect works like Hell’s Fury and Musik für das Ende with the global conversations on refugees and the LGBTQ2 community,” Dwarka told Ludwig Van Toronto. Dwarka looks forward…  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 last four as lead administrator. He departs November 18 to begin a principal role at another arts and culture organization. The board has determined an…  Read More

PRESS RELEASE: SOUNDSTREAMS ANNOUNCES 35TH SEASON!

Monday April 10, 2017 // Toronto – Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is delighted to announce Soundstreams’ 35th season. The main stage series features five sensational shows: Northern Encounters, with music and dance from Canada and Finland performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra; Musik für das Ende, which is an immersive experience of iconic Québécois composer…  Read More

SOUNDSTREAMS APPOINTS BEN DIETSCHI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Thursday, June 16, 2016 // Toronto – Soundstreams is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Dietschi as Executive Director effective immediately. After diligently serving as Interim General Manager of the leading contemporary music company for the past six months, and following a rigorous recruitment process led by cultural executive search firm Searchlight Recruitment, Soundstreams…  Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Soundstreams announces 2016/17 season

Sensory surprises abound in Soundstreams’ 2016/17 season, announced today by Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney. The company’s 34th season reaffirms Soundstreams’ position as one of Canada and the world’s leading contemporary music companies, featuring bold thematic programs as part of two Toronto series as well as extensive artist development and outreach activities. Cherney also announced the…  Read More

PRESS RELEASE: The Music of James MacMillan on March 8, 2016

Thursday, February 4 // Toronto – Soundstreams continues its 2015/16 season this March with a visit from Scotland’s most celebrated composer and conductor, Sir James MacMillan. The Music of James MacMillan on March 8 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre features MacMillan conducting Choir 21 and the Virtuoso String Orchestra, and will include choral works by MacMillan,…  Read More