Soaring Harp Trio - July 10
Do you think of the harp as an angelic instrument, filled with magic sounds? Discover so much more about the variety of harp life with Soaring Harp Trio! Lori Gemmell, Julia Seager-Scott and Sharlene Wallace join forces playing harps big and small, gut and wire-strung, to perform a variety of music including classical, Celtic, baroque and Canadian compositions and arrangements. In a devilish turn, you will even hear the theme from the movie The Exorcist.
The Ellington/Stratford Connection - July 24
Duke Ellington visited Stratford many times both to perform and to compose. Bassist Michael McClennan leads a performance of Ellington’s 1963 score for Timon of Athens and his 1957 album Such Sweet Thunder, which was inspired by and dedicated to the Stratford Festival.
The New Cabaret - July 31
Following the success of last season’s Victory Cabaret, company members Sara Farb and Steve Ross return to bring you something new. Together with Franklin Brasz, the pair are joined by fellow company members to introduce you to songs you might not have heard and songwriters you may not yet know. An exciting evening of contemporary music.
Arrhythmia - August 14
Drawing from a wide range of folk traditions, Anna Atkinson, George Meanwell, Ian Harper, Michael McClennan and Graham Hargrove return to play unusual rhythms of the world and genre-defying original compositions.
Hold on to the Dream - August 21
Barbara Barsky and Marek Norman join the musicians of Music in Common for a lyrical celebration of Canadian identity through word, song and chamber music. All on a summer’s eve....
Larry's Jazz Guys - August 28
The Guys are back for an eighth appearance in the series, sharing their favourite jazz standards as well as new masterpieces in the canon.