Stratford Summer Music


The Rosebud Quartet

The 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!

Assisted with a gift from:

David and Elizabeth Kerr


Sponsored by:

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.

* New this year! Rise and shine with a silently lead Modo Yoga practice to the sounds of beautiful music and surrounded by the Avon River on Tom Patterson Island. This class is wonderful for all levels and will be physically lead by the instructor so as not to distract from the beautiful sights and sounds you will experience during this practice. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

In partnership with:

Nevermore – words inspired 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.

Hosted By:

Canadian Programming Sponsor:


Jake and The Musical Zoo with Tom Allen

Wednesday August 14 | 10 am

The Avondale

Pay What You Can

Thursday August 15 | 7 am | Music for an Avon Morning

Avon River | Tom Patterson Island


Nevermore, Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe with Tom Allen and Lori Gemmel

Thursday August 15 | 3 pm


Pay What You Can