Stratford Summer Music
July 16 - August 26, 2018
Tickets go on sale May 1, 2018
Performances at various locations throughout downtown Stratford. Free - $$$
Season Sponsor: Bard's on Market Square
"Creatively, we connect the local community, the region and beyond with a world of diverse, high quality musical experiences and opportunities, expanding the region’s recognition as an exceptional home for all the arts."
Stratford Summer Music, an annual multi-week music festival with over 100 events featuring 350+ individual artists, is set in indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Stratford, Ontario. With an artistic vision to produce, to the highest standards possible, an annual program of diverse and exciting musical performances by local, provincial, national and international artists and to provide the widest possible range of musical genres on our stages, Stratford Summer Music exposes audiences to a standard of musical excellence difficult to find outside large urban centres.
Visitors can engage in a wide range of musical experiences throughout July & August including:
Classical performances by organists, pianists, quartets, and orchestras, held in Stratford's historic churches.
Award-winning Jazz singers and ensembles in The Church Restaurant, now called Revival House, a venue reminiscent of a New York nightclub.
Lectures, demonstrations and discussions around musical genres and the influence of music on our cultural figures.
Intimate concerts in unique settings such as the Prune Restaurant and Revel Caffè
World Music experienced in the beautiful setting of the riverbank, where artists from across Ontario, Canada and the world to perform free concerts.
Past highlights have included appearances by Ben Heppner, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Measha Brueggergosman, Mzansi Youth Choir of South Africa, the Marionette Theatre of Vienna, Molly Johnson, R. Murray Schafer, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, The National Youth Orchestra of Canada, L'orchestre de la franophone canadienne, Thompson Highway, Canadian Brass, Ashley MacIsaac, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, Tivoli Boys Guard Band, Bruce Dow, Lally Cadeau, Tom McCamus, Jan Lisiecki, Chor Leoni Men's Choir of Vancouver, Roger Honeywell, Elmer Iseler Singers, Cameron Carpenter, The Nathaniel Dett Choral, Jackie Richardson, Kellylee Evans, John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra, Peter Appleyard, Len Cariou, and Sylvia Tyson, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Simone Dinnerstein, David Jalbert and Gabriela Montero, the Vienna Boys Choir, tenor Michael Schade and accordionist Joseph Macerollo, just to name a few.