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Lawrence Cherney | Artistic Director
Led by Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and Executive Director Susan Worthington, Soundstreams is a Toronto-based music presenter that commissions, develops, and showcases the work of contemporary Canadian composers and their international counterparts.
These innovative collaborations are performed by the finest artists from Canada and around the world, and are presented in an annual concert series, our monthly Salon 21 series at The Gardiner Museum, in national and international tours, and through a variety of education and outreach activities. To mark its 30th anniversary season in 2012/13, Soundstreams launched SoundMakers, an innovative website and smartphone app that invites music lovers to explore and create with Soundstreams’ commissioned works.
Over the past three decades, Soundstreams commissions have added more than 150 works to the musical repertoire worldwide, reflecting a diverse variety of genres and cultural traditions. Projects have included festivals and conferences such as the Northern Encounters festival, University Voices, and Cool Drummings percussion festival and conference, as well as new productions such as Thomson Highway and Melissa Hui’s Cree opera Pimooteewin: The Journey, R. Murray Schafer’s Dora Award-winning site-specific opera The Children’s Crusade, and Brian Current’s opera Airline Icarus.