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August 2021

ONLINE STREAM – Isabel Bayrakdarian with Gryphon Trio

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20

ONLINE STREAM - Isabel Bayrakdarian with Gryphon Trio, Mark Fewer and Juan-Miguel Hernandez Always a hit with SSM audiences, Isabel Bayrakdarian returns for our opening night spectacular alongside Canadian music icons Gryphon Trio (making their SSM debut!), violist Sharon Wei and SSM Artistic Director Mark Fewer. Music by Johannes Brahms, arrangements by Peter Teifenbach and more! Viewing access will be granted for one week following the scheduled performance. Instructions for access to the online stream will be emailed prior to…

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Isabel Bayrakdarian with Gryphon Trio

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$60

Always a hit with SSM audiences, Isabel Bayrakdarian returns for our opening night spectacular alongside Canadian music icons The Gryphon Trio (making their SSM debut!), violist Sharon Wei and SSM AD Mark Fewer. Music by Johannes Brahms, arrangements by Peter Teifenbach and more! This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Presented by:  Jane Fryman Laird Gold Supporter:  Mary E. Hofstetter & R. David Riggs Silver Supporter: Marcel & Edith van Hulle Bronze Supporter: Betsy & Anthony Little

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FLOATING BARGE – Marcus Nance and Kevin Ramessar

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Songs of the Troubadour: from John Dowland to Gordon Lightfoot Marcus Nance is equally at home in theatre, opera, concert, and cabaret. The New York Times described him as “a thrillingly powerful bass-baritone” while Backstage New York says he “has a bass that flows like melted butter”. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger and composer Kevin Ramessar has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, and has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of artists throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Whether singing an intimate…

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FLOATING BARGE – Duane Andrews

August 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Duane Andrews' music is the product of a great ear, an adventurous spirit and a love of music that is beyond category. Uniting what would seem to be impossible – traditional Newfoundland music with the swing jazz of the legendary Django Reinhardt, Andrews makes it not just work – he makes it soar. The Juno award winning producer, composer, guitarist and globetrotting performer’s latest album, Conception Bay, is the best evidence yet of his truly unique musical vision and is…

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ONLINE STREAM – Friday Night Live at Revival House – Thompson Egbo-Egbo

August 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Known for his generosity of spirit with other musicians, Thompson Egbo-Egbo’s album “A New Standard” was hailed by Canadian Beats magazine as ‘a brilliant display of creativity, keen diversity and expert arranging.’ He is joined by Jeff Halischuk on drums and Randall Hall on bass. SSM Debut Performance! Viewing access will be granted for one week following the scheduled performance. Instructions for access to the online stream will be emailed prior to the event. Streaming sponsored by:

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE at Revival House – Thompson Egbo-Egbo

August 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 Canada
$50

Known for his generosity of spirit with other musicians, Thompson Egbo-Egbo’s album “A New Standard” was hailed by Canadian Beats magazine as ‘a brilliant display of creativity, keen diversity and expert arranging.’ SSM Debut Performance! Once you have booked your concert tickets with us, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519.273.3424 to make your dinner reservation. Full menu available. This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Series Sponsored by: Supported by: Alexandra and Tim MacDonald

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BEING LOST with Actors and Musicians from the Stratford Festival

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S6 Canada
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$20

BEING LOST – PART I The brainchild of cbc radio host Tom Allen and cbc music producer Jeff Reilly, Being Lost is inspired by John Cage's 1965 visit to Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. Cage went into the woods to hunt for mushrooms, and wound up lost for 15 hours. This walking tour recalls our popular “Bach Walks,” and will feature Stratford Festival actors Marion Adler and Scott Wentworth. revel will be onsite the morning of this walk selling pastries and coffee.…

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FLOATING BARGE – Marcus Nance and Kevin Ramessar

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Songs of the Troubadour: from John Dowland to Gordon Lightfoot Marcus Nance is equally at home in theatre, opera, concert, and cabaret. The New York Times described him as “a thrillingly powerful bass-baritone” while Backstage New York says he “has a bass that flows like melted butter”. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger and composer Kevin Ramessar has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, and has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of artists throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Whether singing an intimate…

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FLOATING BARGE – Duane Andrews

August 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
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Free

Duane Andrews' music is the product of a great ear, an adventurous spirit and a love of music that is beyond category. Uniting what would seem to be impossible – traditional Newfoundland music with the swing jazz of the legendary Django Reinhardt, Andrews makes it not just work – he makes it soar. The Juno award winning producer, composer, guitarist and globetrotting performer’s latest album, Conception Bay, is the best evidence yet of his truly unique musical vision and is…

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BEING LOST with Tom Allen and guests

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S6 Canada
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$45

BEING LOST – PART II Tom Allen and Jeff Reilly's Being Lost is inspired by John Cage's 1965 trip to Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, when he went into the woods to hunt for mushrooms and wound up missing for 15 hours. With singer Patricia O'Callaghan, harpist Lori Gemmell and multi-instrumentalist Pete Gemmell, Being Lost tells the story of Cage's misadventure while investigating what it means to be lost - whether in the woods or a Bach Fugue or a pandemic or a shopping mall or a…

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Music for String Quartet with Tai Chi

August 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tom Patterson Island Stratford, Ontario Canada
$20

Back in 2019 (during what we now refer to as “the before times”), SSM presented an early morning performance of Joseph Haydn’s famed “Sunrise” Quartet with several dozen yoga practitioners performing their meditative practices alongside. This year we bring Haydn's Rider quartet with a special work written by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, Taming Wild Horse's Mane, written specifically for strings and Tai Chi practitioners! Sarah Pratt Parsamian, violin, Sharon Wei, violin, Cameron Crozman, cello, and Mark Fewer, violin. Schafer…

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CHILDREN’S SERIES – The Swinging Belles

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Stratford, ON N5A 4S9 Canada
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$10 – $20

Kids Experience I Juno winners for best children’s album, The Swinging Belles are devoted to bringing the fun of swing music to children - and children of all ages! You may recognize the guitarist of this group, Duane Andrews, as he performed for us back in 2019 at Revival House to a standing ovation.   Children's Series Presented By: The Margaret King Family Supported by: Mark Fewer Megan Holliday Memorial Fund, a fund within London Community Foundation

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FLOATING BARGE – Duane Andrews

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
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Free

Duane Andrews' music is the product of a great ear, an adventurous spirit and a love of music that is beyond category. Uniting what would seem to be impossible – traditional Newfoundland music with the swing jazz of the legendary Django Reinhardt, Andrews makes it not just work – he makes it soar. The Juno award winning producer, composer, guitarist and globetrotting performer’s latest album, Conception Bay, is the best evidence yet of his truly unique musical vision and is…

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FLOATING BARGE – Marcus Nance and Kevin Ramessar

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Songs of the Troubadour: from John Dowland to Gordon Lightfoot Marcus Nance is equally at home in theatre, opera, concert, and cabaret. The New York Times described him as “a thrillingly powerful bass-baritone” while Backstage New York says he “has a bass that flows like melted butter”. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger and composer Kevin Ramessar has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, and has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of artists throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Whether singing an intimate…

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FLOATING BARGE – Students from The Vocal Academy

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

The Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy was co-founded in 2015 by Phillip Addis, Emily Hamper, Michael Schade, and John Miller, and launches its sixth season in 2021. Our internationally recognized faculty focuses on furthering our participants’ musicianship, language skills, and technique within a friendly, supportive and creative atmosphere. Ideally, applicants should be in or have recently completed a degree/training program with a university, conservatory or opera company, or be in the early years of a career. This year, students from…

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FLOATING BARGE – Hannah Thomas

August 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
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Free

At 18, This award winning Stratford based singer is no stranger to the stage. Hannah Thomas has performed all over Southern Ontario. Highlights include; performing on the Stratford Festival stage, singing with The Shot Canada, opening for Canadian musician Alan Doyle with the Magna Hoedown’s top 10 finalists, and working with Juno nominee Dayna Manning, as she was the producer of Hannah’s recent album "Christmas Don’t Be Late”. These days you can find Hannah performing at her Dock Music Concert…

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ONLINE STREAM – Friday Night Live at Revival House – Heather Bambrick

August 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Heather Bambrick has been with us at SSM on several occasions over the years, and there’s a reason why! Her generous vibe from the stage is infectious, her singing powerful, and her story-telling – well, she’s a Newfoundlander! Joining her on the piano is Aaron Davis, who, when not globetrotting with Holly Cole or Measha B., now calls Stratford home. Viewing access will be granted for one week following the scheduled performance. Instructions for access to the online stream will be…

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE at Revival House – Heather Bambrick

August 13 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 Canada
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$50

Heather Bambrick has been with us at SSM on several occasions over the years, and there’s a reason why! Her generous vibe from the stage is infectious, her singing powerful, and her story-telling – well, she’s a Newfoundlander! Joining her on the piano is Aaron Davis, who, when not trotting around the world with Holly Cole or Measha Brueggergosman, now calls Stratford home. Once you have booked your concert tickets with us, we encourage you to call Revival House at…

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FLOATING BARGE – Students from The Vocal Academy

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

The Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy was co-founded in 2015 by Phillip Addis, Emily Hamper, Michael Schade, and John Miller, and launches its sixth season in 2021. Our internationally recognized faculty focuses on furthering our participants’ musicianship, language skills, and technique within a friendly, supportive and creative atmosphere. Ideally, applicants should be in or have recently completed a degree/training program with a university, conservatory or opera company, or be in the early years of a career. This year, students from…

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Market Square – TorQ Percussion Quartet

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stratford Market Square, 1 Wellington Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L3 Canada
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Free

Returning to SSM this year are the sensational talents of TorQ Percussion Quartet. This special outdoor performance will be, uh…loud! Described as “outstanding - no, make that astonishing!” (Ottawa Citizen) and as having a “sense of unbreakable continuity and energy” (Toronto Star), Canada’s TorQ Percussion Quartet continues to bring new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance. Bringing you the talents of Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy. Series Sponsored by: Sponsored by: 

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