The Paul Cram Creation Award

The Upstream Music Association is honoured to announce the Paul Cram Creation Award.

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Upstream Season Launch with Upstream Quartet

Photo by: Tom Donovan

Upstream Music Association Presents:

Upstream Season Launch with Upstream Quartet

Featuring; Dawn Hatfield, Andrew Miller, Geordie Haley and Lukas Pearse

WHEN: Sunday Sept. 27, 2020 at 8:00PM

Message from Chris Elson, Upstream's Chairperson

On behalf of Upstream's Board of Directors, I'd like to express my enthusiasm for the 2020-2021 programme which will be unique, adapted to the circumstances, and very worthy of your attention and support. 

2020 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting where we will do a recap of 2019 and offer a preview of what to expect for our 2020-2021 season. 

Upstream at 30 - Sandy Moore's Time Capsule

"Upstream was a time of exploration, not only of finding new, exciting, and improvisational ways to compose for the group, but also of imagining and finding new ways to approach the instruments.

Upstream at 30 - Tom Roach's Time Capsule

I wasn’t involved in the formation of Upstream, but I came into the fold early to replace Jerry Granelli. Firstly, that’s not possible, and secondly imagine getting invited into a composer-performer collective with the likes of Bob Bauer, Paul Cram, Sandy Moore, Steven Naylor, Don Palmer, Jeff Reilly, and Steve Tittle. Awe inspiring, and somewhat intimidating at the same time. 

Upstream at 30 - Jeff Reilly's Time Capsule

"The beginning of Upstream for me was a phone call from Bob Bauer, who was a CBC music producer at the time. We had just met a few days earlier when I was in his boss’s office trying to get a job at the CBC, and he was calling me with the idea of starting a new ensemble to perform contemporary music.