A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

A Celtic Celebration The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra Description A Celtic Celebration featuring The Bookends in performance with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.  The Bookends are Celtic instrumentalists from Stratford, Ontario, whose members have performed with Great Big Sea, Loreena McKennitt, Ashley MacIssac, The Tragically Hip, Johnny Winter and George Thorogood. They keep audiences […]

Syrian Serenade

A musical experience from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Brunch series. Enjoy this performance of Syrian folk songs (with on-screen captions) with Samir Azar on Oud, Jawad Azar on Buzuq and percussion and Rouba Nazir Battikh on vocals.

SSO: A Stratford Celebration

The Stratford Symphony orchestra triumphant return to live performances with a thank you concert to the community entitled “A Stratford Celebration”, under the direction of William Rowson, recorded in October at Avondale United Church, premiering Thursday, December 16th”

A Night at The Opera

A brass and wind ensemble of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra performs selections from Carl Maria von Weber’s 1821 opera Der Freishutz or ‘The Free Shooter’ and Wolfang Amadeus Mozart’s 1786 opera Le nozze di Figaro – The Marriage of Figaro.

Salieri & Mozart

In this episode. We look at the story of two composers whose lives were interlaced in the upper musical echelon of Viennese classical music – Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Handel, Holst & Faure

The Stratford Symphony Orchestra presents the works of George Handel, Gustav Holst and Gabriele Faure in a program that includes Handel’s Harp Concerto in Bb Op. 4. No 6, performed by harpist Rosemary Soenen, Faure’s elegant and graceful Pavane Op. 50 and Holst’s Brooke Green Suite.


In the late 18th century it was fashionable for nobles in German-speaking lands to employ a harmonie. Featuring the SSO woodwinds performing works of Mozart and Beethoven!


This program looks at the story behind one of the most well-known folk-tunes ever written – Greensleeves. If like this song – you’re in the right place!

Music in the Time of Plague Part 2

This program, our second installment of Music in the Time of Plague, looks at 17th century Italy, and specifically, the Italian Plague of 1629-1631. Delight in the sounds of authentic lute performances in true 17th century style!