Stratford Summer Music


Stephen Prutsman

Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist, composer and conductor, Prutsman continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages.  

As a composer, Stephen’s long collaboration with Grammy Award winning Kronos Quartet has resulted in over 40 arrangements and compositions for them. Other leading artists and ensembles who have performed Stephen’s compositions and arrangements include Leon Fleisher, Dawn Upshaw, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Spoleto USA, and the Silk Road Project. In 2010, his song cycle “Piano Lessons” was premiered by Ms. Upshaw and Emanuel Ax at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Disney Hall and the Barbican Centre.  As a pianist or arranger outside of the classical music world he has collaborated with such diverse personalities as Tom Waits, Rokia Traore, Joshua Redman, Jon Anderson of “YES”, Sigur Rós and Asha Bhosle. 

In the past, his dedication to the creation of new musical environments led him to create music festivals in such far-flung places as the island of Guam and the border town of El Paso, Texas. Passionate about the value of music for all, Stephen is actively promoting music and arts education wherever he visits.  He is involved in several projects whose missions are to create enjoyable artistic or recreational environments for children on the autism spectrum and their families. 

You can see Stephen at the following performances:

Friday, July 19, jazz

Friday Night Live at Revival House

$45 each show, in advance (+ $5 at the door)
$89 Dinner & Show package, in advance only 

Dinner & Show packages include one show and a 3-course dinner, HST, beverages and gratuities are extra. Dinner reservations are to be made between 7:30pm and 8pm and are only available by calling the Stratford Summer Music office. Show-only tickets are available online. À la carte menu available late night.

Assisted with a gift from:

Marcel and Edith van Hulle 

Patrons of the Friday Night Live at Revival House Performances:

Dr. Robert Close and Mary Kelleher

Hosted by: 

Sunday, July 21st, classical

with Stéphane Tétreaultcello and Mark Fewerviolin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 2, Opus 99 for cello and Piano
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Opus 49

Assisted with a gift from:

Earl C. Clark 

Sponsored by:


Monday, July 22 azure performance

In our 2019 season, we have three performances scheduled that are focused on helping children understand and appreciate music while also engaging local seniors. The first one is an Azure concert - a fun, friendly and engaging relaxed performance tailored to youth and children on the autism spectrum or have experienced similar challenges. Since many with autism (or related challenges) cannot attend traditional music performances due to uncontrollable vocalizations or physical movements, there is a real need to create a musical environment whereby not only are such behaviors not frowned upon, but accepted and embraced. 

Sponsored by:


Assisted with a gift from:

Lucille Roch and Warren Holmes

Monday, July 22

Three Silent Films, the surreal, the suspenseful and the silly -  scored by Stephen Prutsman 

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Assisted with a gift from:

Dorothy Washbern




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Friday July 19 | 9 pm

Revival House

$45 + HST (+$5 at the door)

chamber music with Stéphane Tétreault, cello and Mark Fewer, violin

Sunday July 21 | 3 pm

The Avondale

$50 | $30 + HST (+$5 at the door)

azure performance

Monday July 22 | 10 am

The Avondale

Pay What You Can

3 silent films

Monday July 22 | 7 pm

The Avondale

$25 (+$5 at the door)



Mark Fewer talks with Stephen Prutsman about his upcoming shows