Stratford Summer Music


Rosebud Chamber Players

Rosebud Quartet

Jake and the Musical Zoo - “Help!  We’ve lost Jake!  He’s somewhere in the musical zoo and we can’t find him!” Join CBC’s Tom Allen and The Rosebud Quartet for the imaginary tale of Jake and the Musical Zoo.  Introduce your children to the world of music with this story of fun, friends, and family.  This concert will also feature SSM’s first “Musical Petting Zoo”!  Children will be welcome to try out a variety of instruments first hand at the end of the performance! 

Suggested age range, 10 years and under. However, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Music for an Avon Morning - What could be better than watching the beautiful sunrise of a Stratford morning?  Hearing Haydn’s famous “Sunrise” Quartet at the same time! The Rosebud Quartet (Sheila Jaffé, Aaron Schwebel, Keith Hamm and Leanna Rutt), from Canada’s “other” theatre town – Rosebud, Alberta, perform this timeless classic at 7AM along the shores of the Avon River.

The Raven – words by Edgar Allen Poe, music by Alexina Louie

The Rosebud Quartet and harpist Lori Gemmell join forces to perform Canadian composer Alexina Louie’s musical take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic. Narrating is the one and only Tom Allen.

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Jake and The Musical Zoo with Tom Allen

Wednesday August 14 | 10 am

The Avondale

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Thursday August 15 | 7 am | Music for an Avon Morning with Lori Gemmel

Avon River | Tom Patterson Island


Nevermore, Edgar Allen Poe with Tom Allen and Lori Gemmel

Thursday August 15 | 3 pm


Pay What You Can