Soundstreams showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.

Performances Main Stage - 2019 / 2020

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A musical exploration of the anonymous secrets of Torontonians.
“Like an elemental force of nature...her feel for new music is profound...but her real brilliance is in the way she listens and creates.” —Seen and Heard International, on soprano Claron McFadden
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What to Expect

A brilliant Belgian trio made up of brass, chromatic accordion, and cello, traverses classical, jazz, and soul, with Grammy-nominated vocalist Claron McFadden. Video projections onstage at Drake Underground will reveal the full emotional range of anonymous secrets of Toronto residents, crowd-sourced before the show from around the city.

Featured Performers

Claron McFadden, vocals
Michel Massot, tuba, euphonium, trombone
Tuur Florizoone, chromatic accordion
Marine Horbaczewski, cello

After her studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, soprano Claron McFadden (b. 1961) became a big name in both the Baroque and the traditional and modern repertoire. She worked with conductors Sir Andrew Davis, Frans Brüggen and Etienne Siebens, amongst others. In the opera world, McFadden is a much sought-after soloist. In 2006 she was awarded the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts. McFadden has been nominated for a Grammy Award, she is known for her unique interpretation of contemporary music. Her TEDx talk in 2010 was selected to be shown on the prestigious TED-website.

Trio Massot – Florizoone – Horbaczewski
With accordionist Tuur Florizoone and tuba player Michel Massot we find two inspired improvisers, born performers and refined composers on stage. Their dialogue with cellist Marine Horbaczewski creates a sober and controlled craziness. The unlikely combination and the abundant timbres of the tuba, trombone, accordion and cello build seductive, poetic miniatures. Their elegant repertoire of own compositions and free improvisation hovers between contemporary classical music and jazz. The trio released 2 CDs on Tuur Florizoone’s label Aventura Musica, Cinema Novo (2005) and Balades Ephémères (2011).

Soundstreams’ Drake Underground presentations made possible with generous support from Neil and Carolyn Turnbull.

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