Welcome to our 31st season!

Introducing our 2015–2016 programming

I am proud to announce our 2015–2016 season, one of our most action-packed yet: 5 events, 10 concerts, 8 world premieres, a tour to British Columbia, concerts in Montreal and at the 21C Music Festival in Toronto, and an expanded, fully-funded educational collaboration with the Toronto District School Board. This year we welcome new collaborative partners in new venues with diverse projects in Toronto and across the country.

Our first concert is only a few short weeks away!  At the Seams, September 19th at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, will feature the presentation of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize (Canada’s top composition award) to Thierry Tidrow, who earned the award for his 2014 piece Au fond du cloître humide, commissioned by Continuum with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The performance will also feature premieres from Canadians Chris Paul Harman, Alec Hall and André Ristic – it’s sure to be an outstanding celebration of Canadian talent in composition. Tickets are available now from the Harboufront Centre box office.
In December, we travel to Montreal for Le diable dans le beffroi, an evening of wind quintets produced by the Société du musique contemporaine du Québec. In April, we travel west (Kelowna, Oliver and Vancouver) for Renaissance, a collaboration with Ballet Kelowna which reimagines and contemporizes early music with modern dance. Featured are world premieres by Jocelyn Morlock and Michael Oesterle along with choreography by James Kudelka, Simone Orlando and others. In May, we present two Toronto concerts connected by Japanese art music, both featuring Okeanos, contemporary music specialists from the UK who perform on traditional Japanese instruments:  the first, Enliven the Ma, is an immersive exploration of the tension between sound and silence; the second, Japan:NEXT, presented as part of the The Royal Conservatory of Music’s 21C Music Festival, is an explosive evening of music by Japan’s most daring next generation composers.

Continuum is energized and expanding.  We continue to seek out exciting, original projects and new collaborations while staying true to our mandate – to facilitate the exploration of contemporary music (the classical music of today) for composers, performers and audiences alike. Each year, we work with leading emerging and established composers, along with musicians – some of the most skilled in Canada – who specialize in contemporary performance.  We can’t wait to share with you some truly spectacular music this season.

Your support is a vital part of our yearly activity.  Please help us to make this season a smash success by donating to Continuum today. Donations help to offset the cost of every aspect of our season – from artistry to administration – and any amount is appreciated.  Donate now online or send a cheque, made out to Continuum, to 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1W3.

For complete season information, explore our newly updated website or download our concert season brochure.

Welcome to our 31st season – we look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours sincerely,

  • Ryan Scott
  • Artistic Director