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Soundstreams COVID-19 Updates

2020/21 Season Important updates

To our Soundstreams family:

While we all continue to adapt to the shifting world around us, we’d like to take a moment to thank our amazing Soundstreams family for your patience. Whether you’ve donated, engaged with our social media composer content, or simply left us kind words of support, the entire staff is truly appreciative.

Before COVID-19 made its presence known, we presented an exciting and ambitious 2020/21 season. The changing nature of the regulations around the pandemic in this city makes it impossible to say with certainty whether any of these concerts can continue – there are simply too many shifting factors to consider, not least of which is keeping the health and safety of artists and audiences top of mind.

For this reason, until further notice, Soundstreams’ 2020/21 season has been put on hold. Subscription packages will no longer be sold.

We have recently launched the Soundstreams Insider program, designed to bring together a broad coalition of voices to help mould Soundstreams. Click here to learn more!

We have been busy working behind the scenes to create a roadmap for deciding on future shows. As soon as our health officials give the go-ahead, we will be back with programming that not only brings you the quality and engagement that you’ve come to expect over the last 38 years, but it will also be presented with the greatest concern for your safety and well-being.

We’ve brought you digital options for our concerts in the past, and going forward, we will be leading with a “digital-first, in-person later” strategy to bring you the best content our funders, including your past donations, will allow us to produce.

Thank you once again for all your patience, and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next at Soundstreams.

2019/20 Season:

The remainder of our 2019/20 season is cancelled. We are currently looking into rescheduling, and have every intention of remounting many of the shows/events for future seasons.

This includes:

  • Secrets April 23 & 24 at the Drake Underground
  • Musik fur das Ende May 6-9 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Encounters events March 30 and May 4
  • RBC Bridges emerging composer workshop in early May
  •  and our European and Ottawa stops for Musik fur das Ende.

We have now reached out to all ticket holders. If you have not heard from us, please reach out to [email protected]. Box Office staff at The Royal Conservatory and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, as well as Soundstreams staff, are working remotely to give you updates and answer questions. We would like to thank all of those who have generously donated this amount back to Soundstreams.

With warm wishes for continued health, safety, and clean hands,

Lawrence, Menon, Emma, Tim, Zoe, and Felix

PS – Continue to stay in touch over our social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where we have been sharing some of the finest contemporary music from composers with connections to Soundstreams.