Stratford Symphony Orchestra

William Rowson, our
principal conductor,
welcomes you to
Season 15

 

CUSHION CONCERTS at Stratford Public Library

Sundays at 2:30 pm

Experience beautiful music presented by the Stratford Symphony Orchestra at the Stratford Public Library.


Get up close to the instruments during free and educational concerts for the whole family. Each concert highlights a different instrument!


Guest artists for Season 15 include;

 
October 27, 2019



Drum Circle and Hand Drumming with Sam Kargus. Everyone will have a chance to join in on the fun, making music and drumming with Sam. Learn how to play drums like the djembe, darbuka and frame drums and how to make music in a drum circle.
 January 19, 2020























Kaye Royer on clarinet, and her husband Ron Royer, on cello.


Kaye Royer is Stratford Symphony Orchestra's principal clarinetist. She also plays in Toronto and with other groups in Southern Ontario.

Kaye grew up on a farm with her parents, who enjoyed listening to music. As there was no music program in her school system until grade 9, every week, her parents drove her to piano lessons. She did not like the piano at all, and after 4 years, she negotiated a switch of instruments. She picked flute because that seemed to be the pretty instrument that girls played. Her father, a big fan of jazz clarinet players, told her there were no flutes available at the music store, and so they came home with a clarinet.


Ronald Royer is a multi-talented Canadian musician who is active as a conductor, composer and educator. He is presently serving as the music director and conductor of the Scarborough Philharmonic. Mr. Royer has conducted a variety of Ontario orchestras including the Stratford Symphony Orchestra. He teaches at the University of Toronto Schools and is involved in a variety of initiatives to promote music education throughout Ontario.


This is an ideal musical meet-up for children of all ages. Join Kaye and her husband Ron as they share thier love of music and offer hands-on demonstrations of the clarinet and cello.

 February 23, 2020
Trumpet and Training Service Dogs with Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd
 March 22, 2020
Double Bass, what could be better than two basses! With Luc Michaud and Barb Julian
Stratford Symphony Orchestra is grateful for its partnership with Stratford Public Library.
 

Stratford Public Library

Auditorium - Upper Floor

19 St. Andrew Street

Stratford, ON  N5A 1A2

 

Free Admission