JANUARY 23   2019
Orchestra photo (above):
Larry Folliott 

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Warm greetings from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

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Coming up:
Our Sunday Brunch Concert Series features soprano Katherine Napiwotzki, accompanied by pianist David Murray on February 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Revival House.
Tickets for this SSO fundraising event are $40 and include brunch, music and a $20 tax receipt.
The next SSO concert March 30 features Canadian violist Sharon Wei performing Max Bruch's Romance for Viola and Orchestra. Also on the program: the Brahms masterpiece Symphony Number 1. 


Volunteers needed for SSO activities

For information, contact the SSO office. 
Together again:  
The SSO and Rant Maggie Rant    
The SSO welcomes back Rant Maggie Rant in the orchestra's annual celebration of Celtic music January 26.
The concert, with guest conductor Melanie Leonard on the podium, will open with Rob Roy Overture, composed by Hector Berlioz and inspired by Sir Walter Scott's historical novel of the same name. It will move on to a solo set by the Stratford Police Pipe and Drums, followed by the dramatic Highland Cathedral - and off we go! See the entire program here.   
Ms. LĂ©onard previously conducted the SSO in a memorable Halloween concert in October 2017.
Stratford-based Rant Maggie Rant is led by fiddler Lindsay Schindler, Glen Dias (lead vocals / recorder) and Barry James Payne (guitars / bouzouki / vocals), with Daev Clysdale (whistles / accordion), Bob Larose (percussion) and Steve Clark (bass).
RMR is known both for its solid performance of traditional Celtic tunes and energetic interpretation of more contemporary compositions.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, in Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford. 
Tickets are available at Fanfare Books and Blowes Stationery in Stratford and at Lyric Flowers in St. Marys, as well as online and at the door. Adult: $40; student: $10. Children under 12 are admitted free.


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