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Northern Encounters with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra

Finland and Canada are both celebrating major milestones this year - Finland its centennial and Canada its sesquicentennial. For a good measure, Soundstreams embarks on its 35th season of showcasing the work of living composers with innovative programming, this time with Northern flair.

Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Photo: Arto Liiti

The evening, entitled Northern Encounters, will be exactly that, featuring a dance piece choreographed by Michael Greyeyes from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Lapland Chamber orchestra, on its first tour of Canada, conducted by John Storgårds, will perform music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Anna Pidgorna, Sibelius, Harry Somers, Claude Vivier, and a piece composed for the orchestra by Kalevi Aho, considered Finland's most significant living symphonic composer.

Maestro John Storgårds has been the artistic director of Lapland Chamber Orchestra since 1996. He also has a busy calendar as the principal guest conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. He also appears regularly with European and North American orchestras and is an accomplished violinist.

10/16/2017 8:00 PM - 10/16/2017 10:00 PM


Koerner Hall

Street address
273 Bloor Street West

Details and ticket information at
John Storgårds
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Michael Greyeyes on imdb

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Updated 10/7/2017

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