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Soundstreams: Encounters in Exile

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How can music reflect stories of migration and displacement?
 Music is a bridge between places and cultures, a language beyond nationalities. Yet, it can also be a source of identity and history, telling our stories and reflecting our paths. How do experiences of migration inform musical creation? How can challenges of displacement and exile inspire art?

Join Soundstreams on June 3rd as we explore these themes in an evening of performance and discussion, featuring composer, Juro Kim Feliz, and Soundstreams’ Artistic Director, Lawrence Cherney. Experiences of migration and exile were significant to composer Hanns Eisler, whose music and story are featured in Soundstreams’ upcoming co-production with Luminato: Hell’s Fury, the Hollywood Songbook. As a complementary perspective to the themes of exile in Eisler’s lieder, written in the 1940s, Feliz’ recent and current work explores music through the lens of present-day migration.


Get ready for Encounters! As always, Encounters will feature free performance and discussion at The Gladstone Hotel.

  • Grab a drink,  discover and engage with Soundstreams’ music and themes in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Feeling hungry? Expect fresh delights coming out of the Gladstone Hotel’s kitchen – a pioneer of the local food movement in Toronto since 2006.
  • Feeling curious? Bring questions for the open Q&A! Encounters is your chance to ask our performers and special guests those questions you’ve always wondered about or take part in a conversation about something new!


June 3
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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