1. 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…

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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…

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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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        • 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 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…

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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 '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 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 of instruments…

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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 Seasons (1970) by Toru Takemitsu

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                      This work was composed in 1970 and exists in two different versions, to be performed either by four players or only one player. Seasons was originally written to be performed on metal instruments…

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