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 have worked throughout the pandemic with mentor composer Sarah Kirkland Snider (“one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers” (Pitchfork)), and have created new works for vocal ensemble and instrumentalists. 

RBC Bridges Showcase
Premieres Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 8pm
Tickets are Free

2021 Participants and Program:
Jenny Beck – Sown by Hand
Tyler Eschendal – to sever and to splat
Rebecca Gray – SO sorry for your loss
Francisco del Pino – I Will
Akshaya Avril Tucker – Zoodle
Steven Webb – Δώρια (Doria)

Also Featuring:
Sarah Kirkland SniderScenes from Unremembered

Greg Oh, music director
Teresa Mahon, soprano
Katherine Hill, soprano
Lindsay McIntyre, soprano (Scenes from Unremembered only)
Andrea Ludwig, alto
Rebecca Cuddy, alto
Karen Scovell, mezzo-soprano (Scenes from Unremembered only)
Robert Busiakiewicz, tenor
Lucas Marchand, tenor
Neil Aronoff, bass
Graham Robinson, bass
Talisa Blackman, piano

RBC Bridges is made possible by RBC Foundation and Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation, with support from The Canadian Music Centre and Steinway & Sons. The RBC Bridges Showcase is presented in the memory of Jim Doherty and his tireless dedication to young talent. 


Soundstreams is one of the world’s leading contemporary music companies, and the largest global presenter of new Canadian music. Founder and Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is committed to showcasing the work of Canadian and international composers, and has commissioned over 170 new works, and programmed hundreds of unique and compelling concerts including chamber music events, multi-choir spectaculars, operas, music-theatre works, and seven highly successful international festivals. Soundstreams serves a broad community of music lovers through the yearly Main Stage series, and free outreach and education programs that include Encounters, the Insider program, RBC Bridges, and SoundMakers. Years of collaboration with artists from diverse cultures have laid the groundwork for Soundstreams’ leap onto the world stage, with productions like Claude Vivier’s Musik für das Ende, the Cree- and Sámi-language Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit, and Hell’s Fury: The Hollywood Songbook enjoying international success and rave reviews through The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

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