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August 2021

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE at Revival House – Hilario Duran Trio

August 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 Canada
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$50

Hilario Duran Trio Cuban-Canadian pianist Hilario Duran’s latest project was providing the riveting music for the recent film “The Cuban”, but his decades long career has too many highlights to list. He is a singular force of nature, recognized the world over as one of the best of the best. Joining him is bassist Roberto Occhipinti and drummer Mark Kelso. Once you have booked your concert tickets with us, we encourage you to call Revival House at 519.273.3424 to make…

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FLOATING BARGE – The Bookends

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

The Bookends is a modern Celtic band, blending traditional Celtic tunes with a modern feel. Based in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, The Bookends began as a summer backyard jam evolved into a greater passion and dedication to reimagining favourite tunes from the Irish and Celtic tradition. Pete Watson, guitar, Cait Watson, whistle, Miriam Fischer, piano and Errol Fischer, fiddle. THIS WEEKEND ONLY! The Music Barge will be docked by the Boathouse located at 30 York Street Lower Level. We invite you…

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FLOATING BARGE – Stratford Festival Brass Quintet

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
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Free

The Stratford Brass Quintet brings together musicians with years of quintet experience designed to provide spirited uplifting music. These prestigious artists offer selections in a variety of styles, including classical gems, and beloved popular themes from the world of international cinema. The players are members of the Stratford Festival, the KW Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Featured players include Mary Jay and Larry Larson on trumpet, Derek Conrod on horn, Jan Owens on trombone,…

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Young Artist Showcase – Vanny Hu

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Stratford, ON N5A 4S9 Canada
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$40

Our new Young Artist showcase puts stars-in-the-making with established professionals, side by side in intimate performance settings. This summer, we celebrate the accomplishments of local cellist Vanny Hu, a student from Stratford District Secondary School! After a solo feature, she will perform alongside clarinetist James Campbell (Member of the Order of Canada), members of INNERchamber ensemble, and our own AD Mark Fewer with music to soothe the soul - Mozart's sublime Clarinet Quintet. Sponsored by:

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Infusion Baroque

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$60

Infusion Baroque – “Virtuosa” Each member of this all female is a virtuosa. This special program features musical works written for or by women in the 17th and 18th centuries. Infusion Baroque is a cutting edge early music experience! This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Series Sponsored by: Supported by: Dr. M.L. Myers

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FLOATING BARGE – The Bookends

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

The Bookends is a modern Celtic band, blending traditional Celtic tunes with a modern feel. Based in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, The Bookends began as a summer backyard jam evolved into a greater passion and dedication to reimagining favourite tunes from the Irish and Celtic tradition. Pete Watson, guitar, Cait Watson, whistle, Miriam Fischer, piano and Errol Fischer, fiddle. The Music Barge will launch from the Boathouse located at 30 York Street Lower Level. The Barge will slowly cruise along the…

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FLOATING BARGE – Stratford Festival Brass Quintet

August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

The Stratford Brass Quintet brings together musicians with years of quintet experience designed to provide spirited uplifting music. These prestigious artists offer selections in a variety of styles, including classical gems, and beloved popular themes from the world of international cinema. The players are members of the Stratford Festival, the KW Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Featured players include Mary Jay and Larry Larson on trumpet, Derek Conrod on horn, Jan Owens on trombone,…

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TorQ Percussion Quartet

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S6 Canada
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$45

TorQ Percussion Quartet continues to bring new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance with their talent and infectious personalities. Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy are strong advocates for musical education and are committed to developing and performing Canadian music. This performance, The Bright Side:  Music for Reconnecting is guaranteed to make you smile. The Stratford-Perth Museum will have wine and beer for sale before and after this performance. Debit and credit accepted. The Bright Side -…

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Vocal Academy Finale – Art Song

August 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$25

The Vocal Academy is back, with two separate programs this year! Our seven-day Art Song course takes an in-depth look at performing and programming this intimate genre. Enjoy the beautiful voices of our six Art Song singers as you embark on a musical and poetic tour of song, drawn from their own, personally curated programmes. ART SONG - A Musical and Poetic Journey Featuring Ariettes oubliées (Debussy/Verlaine) Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Mahler/Rückert) Ode to a Nightingale (Ben Moore/Keats) Sorrow in Springtime and Spring Waters (Rachmaninoff/Tyutchev/Galina)…

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FLOATING BARGE -Dayna Manning and Laura Chambers

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - August 29 @ 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
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Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna self-produced the last three of the seven records she has released, including her most recent album, "Morning Light” (2019) which features chamber-folk arrangments by Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin for violin, cello, flute, and…

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FLOATING BARGE – Students from The Vocal Academy

August 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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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ONLINE STREAM – Friday Night Live at Revival House – Laila Biali

August 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Our final weekend begins with superstar singer-songwriter, pianist, Juno winner, and CBC Radio host Laila Biali - this time in the intimate setting of Revival House! Not to be missed! 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 – Laila Biali

August 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 Canada
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$50

Our final weekend begins with superstar singer-songwriter, pianist, Juno winner, and CBC Radio host Laila Biali - this time in the intimate setting of Revival House! Not to be missed! 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: Sponsored by:

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FLOATING BARGE – Dayna Manning and Laura Chambers

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna self-produced the last three of the seven records she has released, including her most recent album, "Morning Light” (2019) which features chamber-folk arrangments by Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin for violin, cello, flute, and…

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FLOATING BARGE – Students from The Vocal Academy

August 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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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Stewart Goodyear

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$60

Pianist Stewart Goodyear has accomplished what only a few have ever dared attempt – record the entire catalogue of Beethoven’s works for piano(!). For his SSM debut, he performs an all- Beethoven program for us. Hopefully the first of many happy returns for this stellar artist! Programme: Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op. 28 "Pastoral" Op. 79 Op. 111 This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Sponsored By: Presented by: Wayne and Nancy Treitz Supported By: Ernestine and Michael McKenna…

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FLOATING BARGE – Dayna Manning and Laura Chambers

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avon River, 30 York Street Lower Level
Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1 Canada
Free

Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna self-produced the last three of the seven records she has released, including her most recent album, "Morning Light” (2019) which features chamber-folk arrangments by Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin for violin, cello, flute, and…

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Jens Lindemann – Season Finale

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$60

Despite Covid constraints, this multiple award-winning musician continues to perform, record and connect music lovers around the world. Headlining our 2021 Grand Finale concert, Jens Lindemann's Brassfire will thrill you with new arrangements of favourites by Tommy Dorsey, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and more. Robi Botos, piano, Mike Downes, bass, Ernesto Cervini, drums This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Series Sponsored by: Presented by: Wayne and Nancy Treitz In memory of: Harold "Gerry" Lewis

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FLOATING BARGE – Students from The Vocal Academy

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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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September 2021

An Evening of Chamber-Folk with Dayna Manning

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S6 Canada
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$45

Juno-nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best of Canadian Folk music.  Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today.  Combining the genres of the people - Folk and Chamber - there is no better place to see Manning than the new outdoor Player’s Backstage at the Stratford-Perth Museum.    Manning is known for weaving local history and storytelling in…

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