The Stratford Symphony Orchestra

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Celtic Celebration

The SSO welcomes back Rant Maggie Rant in the orchestra's annual celebration of Celtic music January 26.

The concert, with guest conductor Melanie Leonardon the podium, will open with Rob Roy Overture, composed by Hector Berlioz and inspired by Sir Walter Scott's historical novel of the same name. It will move on to a solo set by the Stratford Police Pipe and Drums, followed by the dramatic Highland Cathedral - and off we go! See the entire program here.

Ms. Léonard previously conducted the SSO in a memorable Halloween concert in October 2017.

Stratford-based Rant Maggie Rant is led by fiddler Lindsay Schindler, Glen Dias (lead vocals / recorder) and Barry James Payne (guitars / bouzouki / vocals), with Daev Clysdale (whistles / accordion), Bob Larose (percussion) and Steve Clark (bass).

RMR is known both for its solid performance of traditional Celtic tunes and energetic interpretation of more contemporary compositions.

Celtic Celebration
Saturday January 26, 2019

Mélanie Léonard
Guest Conductor

Rant Maggie Rant

  • Photo: David Klynstra
    Photo: David Klynstra
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    Photo: David Klynstra
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    Photo: David Klynstra
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    Photo: David Klynstra
  • Photo: Jennifer Otter-Leaney
    Photo: Jennifer Otter-Leaney
  • Photo: Jennifer Otter-Leaney
    Photo: Jennifer Otter-Leaney
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    Photo: Jennifer Otter-Leaney
  • Photo: Maestra Melanie
    Photo: Maestra Melanie
Photo: David Klynstra
Photo: David Klynstra