Soundstreams to Open 40th Anniversary Season with ‘Encounters – Sacred Sounds: Creator, Christianity, and Finding Paths Forward’

On December 1, 2022, Soundstreams will present “Encounters – Sacred Sounds: Creator, Christianity, and Finding Paths Forward.” This latest installment in the series will feature two Associate Curators from the community: Rena Roussin will curate two programs focusing on indigenous voices, while Cheldon Paterson will explore “sampling” in the communities of new music and hip-hop. There will also be a {…}

Soundstreams Announced As Semifinalists for Opera America’s ‘Digital Excellence in Opera’

Soundstreams is a semifinalist for the Opera America’s Award for Digital Excellence in Opera. The company was hailed for its production of “Garden of Vanished Pleasures” by composers Cecilia Livingston and Donna McKevitt. The work was directed by Tim Albery and features design by Michelle Tracey, digital projections by Cam Davis, and musical direction by Rachael Kerr. The work is {…}

Paul Frehner, Lieke van der Voort & Chan Ka Nin Headline Soundstreams’ 40th Anniversary Season

Toronto’s Soundstreams has announced its 40th anniversary season filled with music, dance, and film. The season will feature over 100 artists, both local and international. “Our 40th anniversary is a time of reflection – where we came from really does matter – but first and foremost, it’s an opportunity to re-imagine possibilities in a post-pandemic world,” said Founder and Artistic {…}

Soundstreams Announces 2021-22 Season

Canadian-based Soundstreams has announced its 2021-22 season, entitled “Renewal and Rebirth.” For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal performances. First up is “Garden of Vanished Pleasures,” which stars Mireille Asselin, Lindsay McIntyre, Rebecca Cuddy, Daniel Cabena, and instrumentalists Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and Amahl Arulandam. The video production features music by Cecilia Livingston and Donna Mckevitt and {…}

Elizabeth Caballero, Elizabeth De Trejo, First Operas in Cree & Sámi Headline Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America

You won’t find many repertory staples in this weekend’s top five choices, save for one exception. Otherwise, our recommendations feature two rare double bills and a plethora of new operas, including the first operas in Indigeneous languages of Cree and Sámi. Everest / Aleko – Chicago Opera Theater On Saturday and Sunday, the COT will present a unique double bill {…}

Soundstreams To World Premiere Vivier’s ‘Musik fur das Ende’ As Part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Canadian production company Soundstreams will be presenting the world premiere of “Musik fur das Ende,” which follows the life of Quebecois composer Claude Vivier and draws upon his various works. The production will run from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. “Musik fur das Ende” will be a three-part show staged in Crow’s Theatre, a locale {…}