Welcome to our 32nd season!

New technologies, new ideas and new collaborations

Welcome to Continuum’s 32nd Season!

I am thrilled to announce a season celebrating new technologies, new ideas and new collaborations in music.

We kick off with RavAGE, November 13th at The Music Gallery, featuring international and Canadian composers who invent exhilarating sound and multimedia using the latest technologies. Composer Pierre Jodlowksi and artist Pascal Baltazar of France take us on a haunting, comedic and deeply psychological journey in People/Time; Poland’s Jagoda Szymytka creates a retro-futuristic video game interface with the ensemble; we remount Nicole Lizée’s Colliding Galaxies from our 2015 project Collide; and feature Christopher Mayo and, fresh from his nomination for the 2016 Gaudeamus Prize, James O’Callaghan.  

For PIVOT, March 25th at The Music Gallery, we team up with The Canadian League of Composers and The Canadian Music Centre to premiere new works from six emerging composers, selected from over 85 applicants from across Canada.  The works are the culmination of professional development activity provided to the composers through PIVOT, including six months of mentorship with acclaimed, individually selected Canadian composers. 

On June 3rd and 4th, our season concludes with FOUR LANDS, in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre and Evergreen Brick Works.  World premieres of large-scale works by Toronto composers Juliet Palmer and Jason Doell will fill the Kilns with music provided by Continuum’s ensemble and more than 30 members of Jumblies’ Ground Floor Choir.  With the help of visual artists, choreographers and musical elements from First Nations and other cultures, we explore people’s differing relationships to a place:  what they like, want to change, have learned, wish for and imagine. 

Our commitment to developing the next generation of new music composers and supporters continues with Continuum in the Classroom, our fully-funded collaboration with the Toronto District School Board. At the completion of this season, we will have premiered over 50 works by Toronto elementary school students using new technologies!

Continuum continues to grow.  This season we will welcome new board members, and we’ll continue to seek out exciting, original projects and collaborations for future seasons while staying true to our mandate: presenting and promoting contemporary chamber music, by emerging and established Canadian and international composers, through unique and compelling programming. Please join us this season in the discovery of new ideas in music, new creations in the art of sound and the pure joy of hearing live music played with precision and craft by some of Canada’s most skilled specialists in today’s art music.

Your support is a vital part of our yearly activity.  Please help us to realize the full potential of this season by making a donation today – donations help to offset the cost of every aspect of our operations.  Donate online or send a cheque (made out to Continuum Contemporary Music) to us at 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1W3.

For complete season information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Welcome to our 32nd season – we look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours sincerely,

  • Ryan Scott
  • Artistic Director
  • Continuum Contemporary Music