SOUNDSTREAMS SALON 21

  1. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has created a musical language that mixes post-modernism, spirituality, consonance and beauty. His work is explored in discussion with Mark Vuorinen, choral conductor and scholar of Estonian music, and through performances of several of Pärt’s seminal vocal works.

    Performers:
    Michelle DeBoer, soprano
    Diane English, alto
    Bud Roach, tenor
    John Pepper, bass

    Learn more about Salon 21 on our website: soundstreams.ca/salon21

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  2. Soundstreams executive director Chris Lorway led a discussion of the current state of new musical theatre and new opera, analyzing the pitfalls and the successes of creating new works in a world that is constantly viewed in the shadow of Broadway.

    Performers:
    Anna Chatterton (librettist)
    Adam Sakiyama (composer).

    Recorded at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto (Canada) on August 16, 2013

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  3. Soundstreams Executive Director Chris Lorway led a discussion of the current state of new musical theatre and new opera, analyzing the pitfalls and the successes of creating new works in a world that is constantly viewed in the shadow of Broadway.

    Performers:
    Tracey Power

    Recorded at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto (Canada) on August 16, 2013

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  4. 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 of instruments and musical techniques from the Middle East.

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  5. Canadian composer Omar Daniel discusses 'Prologue, Entr'act and Postlude' (2012), his new work for voice and live interactive electronics. Commissioned by Soundstreams with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, this work was premiered during our 'Celebrate with Soundstreams' 30th Anniversary Gala Concert on October 11, 2012 at Koerner Hall in downtown Toronto (Canada).

    'When Lawrence Cherney approached me about the piece, he suggested a work that would exist ‘outside’ of the standard concert presentation. So, we decided that the work would take place in the lobby of Koerner Hall, and be performed before the audience enters the hall (Prologue), during the intermission (Entr’acte), and as the patrons leave the hall (Postlude). We also decided that the inclusion of electronics might be interesting, so as to use the lobby space ‘spatially’. Prelude has a ‘secret’ component to it that will be revealed when patrons enter the lobby area, followed by a setting of R.M. Rilke’s 'An die Musik' for soprano and live electronics.
    The singer invites the patrons into the concert hall. Entr’acte is a fanfare-like piece for clarinet and electronics, signaling the end of intermission. Postlude is scored for solo trumpet, snare drum and soprano scattered throughout the lobby'.

    Omar Daniel (2012)

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Soundstreams Salon 21 is an informal gathering of curious individuals to amuse and to educate through conversation and performance, giving our patrons access to creative artists and a sneak peek of upcoming Soundstreams concerts.

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