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Stratford Symphony Orchestra concert set to bring 'Darkness Into Light' more than two years later

 

A Stratford Symphony Orchestra concert filmed more than two years ago feels eerily prescient today.

 

Entitled ‘Darkness Into Light’, the theme was chosen because the works performed were inspired and informed by a period of turbulence. Local production company Ballinran Entertainment was there to gather footage for a short promotional video and ended up filming the entire show at Stratford’s Avondale United Church.

 

When a global pandemic forced the orchestra to cancel its final two shows of the 2019-20 season, the decision was made to stream that March 31, 2018 performance on Mother’s Day.

 

Read the full story in the May 6, 2020 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Annual Phantom Ball fundraiser a COVID-friendly way to support the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

 

It was never intended to be an event that could be held during a viral pandemic, but the Stratford Symphony Orchestra’s annual Phantom Ball fundraiser is a COVID-friendly way to support the organization during the coronavirus crisis.

 

Read the full story in the April 19, 2020 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Cape Breton's Natalie MacMaster to perform in concert with Stratford Symphony Orchestra

 

Cape Breton fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster will perform with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra at the Avon Theatre in Stratford on January 25, 2020.
 

Read the full story in the December 20, 2019 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Stratford Symphony Orchestra announces lineup for 15th anniversary season

 

The Stratford Symphony Orchestra has announced the six concerts, from October through May, that will make up its 15th season.

 

Read the full story in the May 22, 2019 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


What's Up Stratford?

 

David Murray from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra joins host Peter Maranger to talk about their upcoming season (Season 15) and some of the big name performers coming to play with the orchestra.

 

View the interview in its entirety on Rogers TV, What's up Stratford April 2019.


Stratford Cracks Top-10 Culture Days List

 

Stratford has once again been recognized for its Culture Days excellence.

 

The organizing body behind the annual nationwide event recently released its top-10 lists of cities and towns from this fall’s festivities and the Festival City was ranked eighth in the population under 50,000 category. Eileen Smith, regional Culture Days co-ordinator, said it’s no surprise Stratford made the list.

 

Read the full story in the November 12, 2018 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Province To Honour Stratford Senior

 

Eleanor Kane is a member of the Volunteer committee and longstanding supporter of the SSO. We are thrilled at this recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the City of Stratford.

 

Read the full story in the November 4, 2018 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Culture Day Hits Right Note

 

The goal of Culture Days is to make the arts accessible to everyone and to offer new experiences.

 

An event called Conduct Us, hosted by the Stratford Symphony Orchestra Saturday afternoon at the Normal School, accomplished this feat. It attracted an intrigued group of people who had little-to-no experience waving a baton and leading a collection of talented musicians. 

 

Read the full story in the September 30, 2018 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Stratford Symphony Orchestra Unveils 14th Season

 

With six concerts and a diverse slate of guest performers and conductors planned for the worship hall at Avondale United Church, the Stratford Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season is sure to have something for everyone.
 

Read the full story in the May 18, 2018 edition of the Stratford Beacon Herald.


Classical music at rural setting a unique fundraiser

 

When the Stratford Symphony Orchestra board of directors was looking for a new fundraiser four years ago, board member David Murray quickly offered up his and his wife Annamarie’s farm just outside Mitchell as a possible venue to showcase local musical talent.

 

Read the full story in the July 11, 2016 edition of The Mitchell Advocate.


 

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