July 31 – August 7, 2019
July 31, 5pm The Toronto Summer Music Festival
August 2, 3pm The Stratford Summer Music Festival
August 5, 1pm The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival
August 7, 7pm The Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound

A new summer-intensive mentorship program for early-career composers (mentoring with Brian Current, James Rolfe, and Linda Smith) and early-career performers (mentoring with the Continuum Core ensemble) in partnership with summer music festivals in Southern Ontario.

HATCH 2019 Ensemble

Aysel Taghi-Zada (violin)
Benjamin Louwersheimer (cello)
Sophie Lanthier (flute)
Tiago Delgado (clarinet)
Darren Creech (piano)
Michael Murphy (percussion)
conducted by Brian Current

HATCH 2019 Composers

Mathilde Côté* (CA)
Andrew Hulse* (US)
Haotian Yu* (CA)
Brian Current† (CA)
James Rolfe (CA)
Linda Smith (CA)

* World premiere
† Commissioned by Continuum


August 4, 10pm The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival

Continuum celebrates composers who drive current technologies to the max, inventing new software and hardware to create singular responses to decades of influence. We push, shove, and play with sound hatched on the fringe.


Nicole Lizée† (CA)
James O'Callaghan (CA)
Andrew Staniland† (CA)
Jagoda Szmytka (PL)

† Commissioned by Continuum


Production Sponsors

Azrieli Foundation Logo

The McLean Foundation

Ottawa Chamber Fest Logo Stratford Summer Music Logo Festival of the Sound Logo Toronto Summer Music Festival Logo