Stratford Summer Music opens

  • Music & Arts   Wednesday, July 20, 2022   Contribtued

Mark Fewer, Artistic Director of Stratford Summer Music welcomed everyone this week to the 22nd season of Stratford Summer Music.  Running July 21st to August 14th and featuring 46 concerts in 7 venues around Stratford, the season is jam packed with concerts and events! 
The season opens with Generations; supported by Jane Fryman Laird, it’s a star-studded gala performance hosted by Tom Allen with Julie Nesrallah, Marcus Nance, Guy Few, Philip Addis, Emily Hamper and more.  Fewer says "this opening night gala is packed with a who's who of musicians that you'll never find together on stage again! Not to be missed!"  
Opening weekend continues with Aaron Davis and Friends or an evening of jazz as part of our Friday Night Live at Revival! series. Recent resident of Stratford, Aaron Davis is known for playing with Holly Cole, Measha Brueggergosman and more.
For this concert event at the stunning Revival House he’s bringing along Ben Wittman on drums, Dylan Bell on bass, John Johnson on winds and Lori Cullen, Maryan Hassan Tollar and Suba Sankaran, vocalists. The show is July 22nd at 9pm. The Revival House series is sponsored by Quadreal. 
Out at Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford Summer Music has Shane Cook and the Woodchippers for an outdoor concert on the Players Backstage.
“The incomparable fiddler, Shane Cook backed by a Perth County sunset over the fields promises to be the ideal combination” says Fewer.  “Our Perth Museum events bring a real sense of community gathering, along with fantastic music in a great setting, with local beer from Jobsite Brewery! How can you lose, really?”
The final concert of the first week is Janina Fialkowska, the beloved Canadian pianist with an all Chopin Recital at Avondale. The concert will feature the Nocturne in F Minor and Ballade No.1 in G. Minor.
For those seeking free events, the Barge is back on the river, near the cenotaph at York Street. “We’re thrilled that the barge can be stationary this year.  So bring your picnics and enjoy shows at 11 am with the Stratford Festival Brass and 2:30pm with the Vocal Academy Stars of Tomorrow. “says General Manager Kendra Fry. The Barge is on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from free to $75  
Venues: The Avondale, Factory 163, Stratford-Perth Museum, Gallery Stratford, Revival House, MusicBarge, The Bandshell, Veteran’s Drive