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Stratford Festival Special Concerts

Uplifting and exciting musical entertainment throughout the season.

DAYNA MANNING, July 18, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Lazaridis Hall
Dayna Manning has it all: an unmistakable voice, compelling songwriting, and fingerpicking skills that are rarely rivalled. The JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter
exemplifies the very best of what Canadian Folk can be, and if you ask around her hometown of Stratford, you’ll hear that she is simply mesmerizing in concert. The
Forum is delighted to welcome singer-songwriter Dayna Manning back with select members of the Stratford Festival orchestra for this unique and intimate concert. From $29

SONGS IN THE KEY OF CREE, August 15, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Tom Patterson Theatre
A cabaret from famed Canadian writer Tomson Highway, incorporating Cree- and English-language songs written over the past 30 years, including some from Mr. Highway’s musicals Rose; The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito; The (Post) Mistress; and The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool. Peruvian-Canadian vocalist Patricia Cano and jazz sax player Marcus Ali round out the collaboration. From $29

RON SEXSMITH, August 29, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Tom Patterson Theatre
Ron Sexsmith is an internationally acclaimed, three-time JUNO-award-winning songwriter with a talent for catchy but graceful melodies that’s matched by his skills as a lyricist. His songs have been covered by Rod Stewart, k.d. lang, Feist, Michael Bublé, Elvis Costello, and Emmylou Harris, to name just a few. He composes compact sketches of love and the trials of everyday life that are heartfelt and compassionate even as he’s being witty and warm. He recently completed work on his seventeenth album in Nashville. Ron will be performing an intimate solo concert featuring songs from his entire catalogue. From $29

ART OF TIME: A SINGER MUST DIE, October 15, 8 – 10 p.m. | Avon Theatre
Art of Time Ensemble is proud to present A Singer Must Die, a concert in tribute to the legendary literary and musical icon Leonard Cohen. This sublime concert showcases a range of acclaimed singers and musicians in a program that features arrangements of his music in the signature style of the Art of Time Ensemble – an evening to remember. From $25


Jul 18 2022


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Stratford Festival