Press Play

Sit back, relax and press play – Continuum’s series of 30 minute videos featuring exciting Canadian musicians, composers, and artists in interview and performance. Check our events for upcoming episodes, and watch all our previous episodes below.

Episode 2: HATCH Extras

October 28, 2020

If you saw our HATCH watch parties at the end of August, you already know you’re in for a treat. Some of our participants this year went above and beyond the call and recorded secondary works for your enjoyment after months of mentorship with our core ensemble members. We catch up with these extraordinary up-and-coming artists in conversation and listen to their incredible performances for the first time.

1) Roxanne Sicard, violin, performs Soliloque No. 2 (1994) by Serge Arcuri (CA)

2) Madison Freed, clarinet, performs Vocalise #1 (1989) by Murray Adaskin (CA)

3) Jackie Leung, piano, performs Improvisation: Reflecting on the poem ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou

Episode 1: Rodney Sharman & Atom Egoyan

October 16, 2020

Last June 5th, we were to premiere SHOW ROOM an opera by composer Rodney Sharman and librettist Atom Egoyan that was 5 years in the making and now postponed until the 2021/22 season. Join us for a conversation with Rodney and Atom alongside a world premiere piano reduction of an aria from the opera featuring mezzo soprano Andrea Ludwig and pianist Gregory Oh – and some fun!

SHOW ROOM excerpt: for Madeline* (2020)

The Pronoun Symphony (2018)

*world premiere

Performances from Press Play Episode 1