The Stratford Symphony Orchestra

A new decade, with William Rowson, 
our new principal conductor

Philharmonic Phantasmagoria: A Hallowe'en Concert

October 28, 2017     7:00 pm

Avondale United Church


Spend a terrifying "Night on Bald Mountain" or "Danse Macabre" "In the Hall of the Mountain King." This concert of spooky orchestral favourites will be sure to induce both thrills and chills in the whole family. Introducing a new piece, "On Hallowe'en Night" by Canadian composer Maxime Goulet.

Fate and Fancy

November 25, 2017     7:30 pm

Avondale United Church


The SSO presents one of Tschaikovsky's best loved works, Symphony No.5, showcasing both his orchestration skills and ability to evoke the idea of fate throughout the symphony. In contrast, acclaimed harpist Emily Belvedere and Laurel Swinden, the SSO's principal flautist, perform Mozart's sublimely beautiful "Concerto for Flute and Harp."

New Year in Vienna

January 1, 2018     3:00 pm

Avondale United Church


Celebrate New Year's Day in Viennese style with an afternoon concert of well-known waltzes and polkas. Stratford's own Catherine and Mark Gardner will treat us to selections from Lehar's joyful operetta, "The Merry Widow."  As an added bonus, our new concert venue at Avondale United Church allows space for dancing!

Celtic Celebration

January 27, 2018     7:30

Avondale United Church


Stratford native Allison Lupton and her band debut with the SSO, bringing their own special flavour of Celtic music to the symphony, featuring new arrangements by Kevin Fox. The SSO will also play Irish favourites by Anderson and Grainger, as well as "Far and Away Suite" by Williams. We welcome back the Stratford Police Pipes and Drums.

Darkness into Light

March 31, 2018     7:30

Avondale United Church


The SSO welcomes the 2017 Emerging Artist Competition winner, Stratford violinist Ji Won Baxter, who will perform Kabelevsky's sprightly Violin Concerto. The concert is completed by a duo of Beethoven's masterworks; The Coriolan Overture and symphony No.7.

Celebrating Women

May 12, 2018.     7:30

Avondale United Church


The SSO celebrates Women with our final concert of the season - on the 100th Anniversary of women in Canada achieving the right to vote - with compositions by Canadian women and performances by and about women. Canadian soprano, Donna Bennett brings us "Music for the Heroine," a delightful evening championing the Heroine through the ages. From Mozart to Broadway to galaxies far, far away - a selection of music you will know and love that celebrates the wonder of women! We are also excited to help Sara Sobey, a young woman born into the spectrum of Autism, fulfill her dream of singing with an orchestra!


Special Guest Appearance by Lally Cadeau.

Revival House Classical Brunch Series

Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:30 am         Andrea Barstad, Violin 

Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:30 am        Liesel Deppe, Flute; Andrew MacDonald, Horn; Katherine Napiwotzki,                                                                            Soprano and David Murray, Piano

Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:30 am            Full House Brass

Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:30 am                 Kiwanis Festival Stars


Tickets $40 with $20 tax receipt


House Concert Series

Join us for a glass of wine, delicious finger foods and special performances by area musicians and actors.


Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Geraint Wyn Davies, Claire Lautier and friends 

48 Shrewsbury Street, Stratford


Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00 pm  We apologize that we have been forced to cancel this event.

20 Caledonia Street, Stratford



Tickets $50 with $25 tax receipt




Christmas Sing-along at Falstaff Family Centre

Back by popular demand, our family gathering features performers, delicious food and a chance to sing your way into the Christmas spirit.

Friday, December 15, 2017 7:00 pm


Tickets $20


The Phantom Ball

This is the non-gala of the year. If you want to show your support for your Symphony but hate to go out on a chilly evening to yet another fundraising dinner, this fun non-event is for you. Stay tuned.....

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Celebrity Dinner at the Murray's

Only 16 tickets available for this very special evening at the Murray Farm. A six course meal featuring home-grown produce,Ontario wine and a performance by our guest celebrity. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Call the SSO office for tickets $150 with $60 tax receipt         Sold Out


Cows and Classics

Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:30 pm

In the hay shelter at the Murray Farm

Tickets: Adults     $20

            Students $10


For Children and Families

Cushion Concert Series

All performances at the Stratford Public Library


October 29, 2017

January 21, 2018

February 25, 2018

March 18, 2018

FREE ADMISSION