The Stratford Symphony Orchestra

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

Avondale United Church

194 Avondale Avenue

Stratford, Ontario  N5A 6N4

  • Ample free parking
  • Accessible

If you are unable to attend your event, please consider giving your ticket to a friend and introduce them to the SSO.

2018/19 Concert Season Tickets

Jan 26   |  Mar 30   |  May 11

William Rowson - Principal Conductor, welcomes you to SSO's 14th season.

Rant Maggie Rant
Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30 pm

Returning to join the SSO for our annual Celtic Celebration is “Rant Maggie Rant” with their unique brand of Celtic music. The SSO will also play Irish favourites by Anderson and Grainger as well as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” arranged by our very own Bill Rowson.  The Stratford Police Pipe Band is sure to add much to the concert with a selection of Scottish favourites including the stirring “Highland Cathedral”.

Sharon Wei

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:30

Canadian violist Sharon Wei joins us to perform Max Bruch’s Romance for Viola and Orchestra, Op.85(1911).

Johannes Brahms began to work on his first symphony in 1854. It debuted in 1876. During that time, the perfectionist Brahms, ever cognizant that he was expected to compose music worthy of his reputation as Beethoven’s successor, destroyed many drafts. The long awaited Symphony No. 1 is an orchestral masterwork, paying homage to Beethoven in several themes.   The concert will begin with the overture to Carl Maria Von Weber’s opera “Der Freischutz “.


Michael Vanhevel

Saturday May 11, 2019 7:30

Grand Bend native Michael Vanhevel and the SSO will bring Howard Cable’s wonderful arrangements to the stage with some of the Best of the Crooners.  Hear hits by all the greats from Nat King Cole, Paul Anka, Bobby Darin and old blue eyes himself - Frank Sinatra.