JUNE   2017 
Orchestra photo (above):
Larry Folliott 

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Come join us
for an afternoon
in the country 



An enticing afternoon of musical treats awaits you at the SSO's Cows & Classics summer music celebration and fundraiser on Sunday, June 25, at the David and Annamarie Murray farm west of Stratford.
 
Puccini, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, Mozart, Hummel and much more (including a delightful Rossini meow-fest for two sopranos) are on the docket, as is a tasty array of nibbles and drinks. Sit under the protection - from sun or rain - of the Murrays' new jumbo-size hay shelter. ( You will need to bring your own chair)
 
Enjoy a stroll through Annamarie's magical perennial gardens. (And come away with lots of ideas for your own garden.)
 
Performing artists will include two ensembles of musicians from the SSO, award-winning vocalist Chloe Weir with her two sisters, and soprano Katherine Napiwotzki.
 
Tickets ($20) are available at the event, as well as on the SSO website ("Buy Tickets") and at Blowes Stationery and Fanfare Books in Stratford. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. 
 
To reach the Murray farm from Stratford, drive west on Highway 8 toward Mitchell. Turn left on Road 155 and proceed to 3844. 

 
  
Program
 
The Weir sisters (Chloe, Sylvie and Leah)
            Three Little Maids - Gilbert & Sullivan (Mikado)
            Rogers and Hart Medley
            Lollipop (recorded by the Chordettes in late 1950s)
            Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti (a Rossini "cat duet")  
 
Katherine Napiwotzki
            L'Invito - Rossini
            Signore, ascolta! - Puccini
            You'll Never Walk Alone
- Rodgers & Hammerstein (Carousel)
            Hi, Sooky, Ho,Sooky
 
String Quartet: Tina Giannopolous, violin; Rick Bond, violin; Murray Charters. cello; David Murray, piano
            Piano Quartet Op. 51 - Luzzatto
 
Woodwind Octet: Sarah Cardwell, David Vanbiesbrouck, oboe; Kaye Royer, Christine McLean, clarinet; Andrew MacDonald, Jennifer Bywater, horn; Alexandre von Wartburg, Jodi Merritt, bassoon
            Partita in E flat major - Hummel
            Serenade in C minor, K.388 - Mozart
 
       

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