The Paul Cram Creation Award

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

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Spotlight on Geordie Haley

Geordie began playing with Upstream in 2009. In his opinion, Upstream music is the perfect blend of modern jazz and modern classical music which encourages new composition and improvisation techniques.

RECAP: Open Waters Festival

Thanks to our wonderful members, musicians, artists, staff members, sponsors and of course, our audience members, we have broken our attendance records once again for Open Waters Festival 2019!

Open Waters Festival '19

Upstream Music Association Presents
The Annual Open Waters Festival ‘19
January 4 - 9, 2019
Four Halifax locations, 24 extraordinary events.
At the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, The Marquee Club and King’s College Alumni Hall

New Music for the New Year
Never the same river twice…Upstream Music Association welcomes you to the Open Waters Festival 2019

Upstream Ensemble - Inventions and Re-Inventions

Halifax Music Co-op, 2164 Barrington Street, Halifax
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Featuring new compositions by Fiona Ryan, Derek Charke and members of the Upstream Ensemble. Performed by Jeff Reilly, Andrew Jackson, Geordie Haley, Dawn Hatfield, James Shaw, Andrew M Miller, Lukas Pearse, Donald MacLennan and Holly Arseneault. Get your tickets now!

Spotlight on Chris Elson

Chris Elson has been on the Upstream board in one capacity or another since 2005 with a couple of breaks for sabbatical years. As a listener, the relationship is even longer: he attended some of the first concerts of the Upstream Ensemble and also reviewed their first CD in The Paris New Music Review (which evolved into the online new music site, Paris Transatlantic: paristransatlantic.com )

Open Company: Uncharted

Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:00pm to Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
FREE
Drop by to check out some of Halifax’s most adventurous musicians, playing with or without charts, where sitting in is accepted and the unexpected is expected. Every Monday, from October 15 until November 19.

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