MARCH 13   2019
Orchestra photo (above):
Larry Folliott 

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Warm greetings from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

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Coming up:
 
William Rowson will conduct Brahms's magnificent First Symphony on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.
 
Violist extraordinaire Sharon Wei will be soloist in Bruch's Romance for Viola and Orchestra.
 
PLUS: Weber's overture to Der Freischutz.   
 
Mark your calendar. 
 

 

Volunteers needed for SSO activities

  
For information, contact the SSO office. 
 
   
 
  Discover the secrets of the bumptuous bassoon . . .
 
 

 
   
      . . .and the heavenly harp  
 
Come to the SSO's
Cushion Concert
this Sunday, March 17.
 
 
 
Alexandre von Wartburg, principal bassoonist, gets you up close to one of the orchestra's most unusual instruments: the bassoon!  
Find out what a double reed is.
 
And his wife, Eliza Lam, will introduce you to the harp and how it works. She'll play piano, too, as she and Alexandre show you how these instruments sound separately and together in different combinations. 
 
Bring your family!! It's great fun. 
 
Join us at the Stratford Library this Sunday. It's free, it's in the auditorium and it starts at 2:30 p.m.   
 
SSO Cushion Concerts are for kids of all ages.  
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