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  1. Soundstreams presents SALON 21: 'Fire' by Anna Chatterton & Adam Sakiyama

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    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…

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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…

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      • Soundstreams presents Salon 21: An Evening with Egberto Gismonti (Part 2)

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        Brazil’s Egberto Gismonti (composer/piano/guitar) embraces the influences of his heritage with dynamic, pulsating energy and virtuosity! Egberto joined us for Salon 21 to discuss his music,…

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        • Soundstreams presents 'Adam's Lament' (2009) by Arvo Pärt

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          In an interview in Toronto in the 1980’s Pärt shared his personal definition of minimalism as the process by which his music is reduced to the number One. In his view, that One is the Divine…

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          • Soundstreams presents 'Ave Maria' by Riho Esko Maimets (World Premiere)

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            Riho Maimets is a celebrated young Canadian-Estonian composer who has created a deeply-felt choral composition honouring a special person in his life. He says, "The fact that it will be performed…

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            • Soundstreams presents 'Open Road' by James Rolfe (World Premiere)

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              The life-affirming poet Walt Whitman is a favourite source of texts for James Rolfe. He says that, “I respond very keenly to Whitman’s personal vision, a fusion of the spiritual and the…

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              • Soundstreams presents 'Furusato' (Japanese Folk Song)

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                "Furusato" is a Japanese children's song composed by Teiichi Okano and written by Tatsuyuki Takada in 1914. The song laments the loss of and old (furu) village (sato) left behind by…

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                • Soundstreams presents 'Letters to God' (1985) by Akira Miyoshi

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                  Letters to God was commissioned by Mutsuko Fujii, and performed by Ms Fujii and the Nishi-Rokugo Boys and Girls Choir in 1985. Akira Miyoshi took inspiration from the children’s book 'Letters…

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                  • Soundstreams presents 'Yamagara Diary' (1991) by Akira Miyoshi

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                    Miyoshi based the music of this work on some melodies of Hungarian folk songs. The story of the story is inspired by the Bulgarian folk tale. Yamagara translates to Varied Tit, a perching bird that…

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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…

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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…

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