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

Performances Main Stage - 2019 / 2020

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A fanfare celebration to open the Soundstreams season!
“Seductive, golden timbre, and virtuosic flair...” —The New York Times
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What to Expect

Three virtuoso trumpeters together for the first time, complete with full string orchestra, performing works ranging in style from baroque to jazz, to world premieres. Immerse yourself as the entire concert hall becomes our stage with spatial and theatrical elements.

From Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney

What has always attracted me to the sound of the trumpet is its ability to signal significant changes in society. Much as we love the sound of a joyous fanfare opening a parliament, or a performance at the Stratford Festival, the trumpet has also been a harbinger of war, and remembrance as in the “last post”. In this program, trumpets mark dazzling opening celebrations as in Telemann, battles among the Greek gods as in Heather Schmidt’s Titanomachy, and a wake-up call for climate change in Anna Pidgorna’s Three Woes. Who else but Soundstreams could do all that in one evening?

Featured Performers

Norway’s ‘trumpet god’ Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Juno award winning jazz artist Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
Classical brass soloist and Order of Canada recipient Jens Lindemann, trumpet
Virtuoso String Orchestra, conducted by Joaquin Valdepeñas
Heather Schmidt
, piano
Jazz performers: Robi Botos (piano), Mike Downes (bass)

Program

  • R. Murray Schafer, Trumpet Aubade
  • André Jolivet, Concertino for Trumpet, Piano, Strings
  • Toru Takemitsu, Paths
  • Georg Philip Telemann, Concerto for Three Trumpets
  • György Ligeti, Mysteries of the Macabre
  • Allan Gilliland, Stranger on the Prairie
  • Anna Pidgorna, The Three Woes*
  • Brian Current, Serenade for Three Trumpets*
  • Heather Schmidt, Titanomachy*

*world premiere