October 25   2018
Orchestra photo (above):
Larry Folliott 

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Warm greetings from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

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Join us for Passchendaele, featuring Paul Gross, on Saturday, November 3, at  
7:30 p.m.  
Mr. Gross will share stories related to his acclaimed movie. 
David Keeley will join Mr. Gross as the SSO presents music from the early 20th Century.  
Watch for details in the next issue of Con Spirito! 


Volunteers needed for SSO activities

For information, contact the SSO office. 
Photo by Jennifer Otter-Leaney 
SSO horn player Randi Patterson  demonstrates the "hoseaphone"
Cushion Concert: 
Fun for music  
lovers of all ages   
The SSO's first Cushion Concert of the new season will feature a close-up look at the brass instruments of the orchestra.
Join us on Sunday, October 28, at 2 p.m. in the Stratford Public Library as Dave Manning (trumpet), Susan Follows (trombone) and Randi Patterson (horn) play an assortment of fun music that introduces the instruments to a family audience.
They will also demonstrate how they get sound from a brass instrument.  (Exactly how does that happen???) 
Participants will get a chance to try playing "hoseaphones" made of garden hoses and funnels as well as other musical toys! Included too is a set of Variations on a Cornish Tune that tells the story of a day in the life of an Old Grey Duck.   
Gather up your children /grandchildren and we'll see you Sunday at the library! 

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