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Modern music featuring the accordion

The accordion is believed to have been built around 1822 in Berlin. As an instrument, it conjures several types of images in the mind, such as being played by French musician, perched along the river in Paris, or only in folk music. It was used in popular music beginning around 1900 to 1960, but then…  Read More

Staff Holiday Music Picks

The employees at Soundstreams are obviously all big music fans. We decided to share some of our favourite holiday songs, to help get into the spirit of the season. Check out our picks below, and be sure to share your own favourites in the comments! Sarah Baumann, Director of Marketing & External Relations ‘White Christmas’…  Read More

Holiday Music

Every year at Soundstreams, we’re thankful for another wonderful year of music, and 2015 was no exception. After a successful 2014/15 season (read our annual report), we wanted to listen to some music to celebrate the holidays, and the end of 2015. Check back often, as this page will continually be updated until the end of the year!…  Read More

Sounds of Summer Playlist

Summer is here! The sun is out, the sky is blue, the weather is warm – now here is the perfect music to listen to as you revel in the joys of the season. Plus get a peak into our upcoming 2015/16 season, in this list curated by our Artistic Associate Kyle Brenders. Listen to the…  Read More

Video of The Seasons

Missed our season-opening concert on September 30? Watch our concert footage, filmed Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Repertoire: Max Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Toronto premiere) John Luther Adams: Dream in White on White Paul Frehner: Mojave Dreaming (world premiere) Dream in White on White by John Luther Adams (1995) Sanya Eng, harp…  Read More

Videos from Salon 21: The Four Seasons

Our first Salon 21 of the new season, on Friday, September 19, was a resounding success. A sold-out crowd at the Gardiner Museum enjoyed Vivaldi's Four Seasons reimagined and performed by a group of talented musicians (and one remarkable DJ on the turntables). Spring, arranged by Kyle Brenders, performed by Kyle Brenders Quartet  (Kyle Brenders, Heather…  Read More