December 8   2018
Orchestra photo (above):
Larry Folliott 

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Warm greetings from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

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'New Year
in Vienna'  
January 1 
Join us New Year's Day for our sparkling welcome to 2019! 
Imagine the splendour of Vienna as you enjoy your favourite waltzes and  polkas.
It all begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, at Avondale. More in the next issue of Con Spirito. 



Volunteers needed for SSO activities

For information, contact the SSO office. 
Come to . . . 
The SSO's
December 14  
Six squirrels curling? That's nuts!
Nine loons canoeing? Totally loony!!
Join the laughter and fun as Tim Elliott (at the piano) leads the singing of   
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:
A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas  
Dashing Through the Snow: 
A Canadian Jingle Bells  
all your favourite carols 
Reid Spencer 
Bass-baritone Reid Spencer and actor Lally Cadeau (Road to Avonlea) will join the fun with songs and readings. See the entire program here.
Fanfare Books will be on hand with copies of Helaine Becker's books (A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and Dashing Through the Snow) for purchase. 
Lally Cadeau 
This SSO holiday fun(d)raiser happens Friday, December 14, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Falstaff Family Centre (on Waterloo between William and Elizabeth streets).
A bake table will feature homemade cookies for sale. Wine and hot cider will also be available. Request your favourite Christmas carol (a $5 donation puts you in charge).
Buy your tickets ($20; kids 12 and under are free) online, at Fanfare Books or Blowes Stationery downtown, or at the door.

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