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2014/15 Annual Report

Soundstreams’ 2014/15 season explored a gamut of musical eras, genres, and cultural traditions. New ventures included late-night concerts in intimate venues, the expansion of our Salon 21 series, and a commitment to immersive audience experiences in our main-stage series at Koerner Hall and Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Emboldened in particular by the dynamic audience reaction to…  Read More

Donor Profile: Grace Westcott & Peter Grant

Soundstreams presents Vespers, November 25, 2014 Soundstreams would not exist without the support of our donors, and dedicated patrons. We are thankful to our many friends, volunteers, and supporters, who attend our concerts and Salon 21 series, discuss new and contemporary music with us, and whose time and donations support Soundstreams artists and events. Grace…  Read More

Corporate Donor Profile: TD Bank

SoundMakers composers in residence, John Kameel Farah (2013/14) and Aaron Gervais (2014/15) TD Bank is the long-time Soundstreams corporate supporter who helps bring the SoundMakers website to life as a platform for our composer in residence, and as a resource for more than 30 years of Soundstreams commissions and composers.We chatted with them to learn…  Read More

Thanks for a wonderful season

2014/15 concerts: Daniel Hope performing in The Seasons; David Fallis conducting in Vespers; Claire Chase and Tony Arnold in The Whisper Opera; Patricia Rozario singing in Song for Athene; Maria Mulata, Jeffrey Beecher, and Grisha Goryachev, performing in Encuentros Thank you to our subscribers, patrons, donors, friends, and supporters, for a wonderful 2014/15 season! Read on…  Read More

The Creation of Gállábártnit

Bud Roach and Xin Wang, with Elmer Iseler Singers, in Pimooteewin The concert season might be over but new music creation never stops! This week, Soundstreams is holding a workshop for Gállábártnit, the companion piece to our opera, Pimooteewin. This workshop is a private event, to help the creators and artists develop the opera. While Pimooteewin…  Read More

Matching Campaign

Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, our two visiting guest mentors The Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop is an opportunity for six talented young composers to converge in Toronto, to receive mentorship as they compose a new piece of music. Each year of the program features a different international visiting composer, a renowned Canadian resident ensemble, and a…  Read More

Volunteer Profile: Linda & Paul Gordon

For many years now, Soundstreams has had a dedicated group of volunteers, who donate their time as ticket-takers, ushers and all-around helpers at special events. We are extremely thankful to these individuals, who always present a smiling face at our concerts, and who have likely ripped your ticket, or shown you to your seat! Linda…  Read More

Corporate Donor Profile: Steam Whistle

Soundstreams would not exist without the support of our generous coporate donors and partners. We are thankful to the organizations and foundations that support us, and donate to a variety of initiatives. Since 2009, Steam Whistle Brewing has been an in-kind sponsor to Soundstreams, providing their premium pilsner for our special events, fundraisers and concerts….  Read More

Donor Profile: Penelope Tyndale

Soundstreams would not exist without the support of our dedicated patrons. We are thankful to our many friends, volunteers, and supporters, who attend our concerts and Salon 21 series, discuss new and contemporary music with us, and whose time and donations support Soundstreams artists and events. Penelope Tyndale is a long-time Soundstreams supporter and a…  Read More

Giving Tuesday is December 2

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Tuesday, December 2 is a new day in the holiday season – a day to give back! Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. Today, charities, companies, and individuals join together to rally for favourite causes…  Read More

Soundstreams donors make our music possible

Soundstreams donors are arts enthusiasts, people who believe in Soundstreams' mission to foster exciting new Canadian music, encourage Canadian talent, and enrich the lives of music lovers everywhere. We asked donor Penelope Tyndale to share her reasons for supporting Soundstreams and she wrote this: “I enjoy the thrill of new discoveries, the adventure of never…  Read More