1. Soundstreams presents 'Six Pianos' (1973) by Steve Reich

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    "'Six Pianos' grew out of the idea I had to do a piece for all the pianos in a pianos store. The piece which actually resulted is a bit more modest in scope since too many pianos (especially if they…

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    • Soundstreams presents 'Hear The Sounds Go Round' by R. Murray Schafer (World Premiere)

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      'Hear The Sounds Go Round' (20914) by R. Murray Schafer, a work commissioned by Soundstreams, was premiered on February 2, 2014 at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert at Koerner…

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      • Soundstreams 14/15 Trailer

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        Season highlights include: Max Richter’s avant-garde update of The Four Seasons, a reimagining of Vespers by Gilles Tremblay, Pulitzer-Prize winner David Lang’s The Whisper Opera, a celebration of…

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        • Soundstreams presents 'The Fool by The Roadside" (1999) by Nic Gotham

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          "The poem by W. B. Yeats was quoted by Banuta Rubess as a postscript to her libretto for my opera 'Oh Pilot'. Yeats’ powerfully concise reflection on life, death and love combines humour and melancholy…

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          • Soundstreams presents 'Hotaru Koi' (1987) by Ro Ogura

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            Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly), is a popular Japanese children’s folk song. The Japanese word for a firefly is “hotaru.” They have been a metaphor for passionate love in poetry since Man’you-shu (8th century).…

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            • Soundstreams presents SALON 21: Instruments of the Middle East Then & Now

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              Soundstreams presents in the 2012/2013 Salon 21 series, Mehdi Rezania (Persian antur), Sardar Mohamadjani (oud/tar), and Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney for performances and discussion…

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              • Soundstreams presents 'L'Abbé Agathon' by Arvo Pärt (2004/2005)

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                In L'Abbé Agathon (2004), Pärt created a text inspired by a legend from 4th century Christian monasticism. The story tells of the meeting between the hermit Agathon, on his way to market, and a leper,…

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                • Soundstreams Emerging Composers Workshop 2014

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                  May 14-24, 2015, Toronto We are pleased to announce that the 2015 workshop will host two visiting guest mentors: prominent Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and pioneering electronic-music composer…

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                  • Soundstreams presents Passion performed by members of the Australian Art Orchestra and Soundstreams Creative Orchestra

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                    *Due to a blackout during the performance this concert ends without performing the entire work. By blending jazz improvisation with classical tradition, Australia's leading contemporary music ensemble,…

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                    • Soundstreams presents 'Boiling Song' by Andre Ristic (World Premiere)

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                      Canadian composer-pianist André Ristic has said that his very first engagement as a professional pianist was in a production of 'El Amor Brujo'. Ristic acknowledges the influence of both popular…

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