SSO Episode 1: A Night at The Opera

A brass and wind ensemble of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra performs selections from Carl Maria von Weber’s 1821 opera Der Freishutz or ‘The Free Shooter’ and Wolfang Amadeus Mozart’s 1786 opera Le nozze di Figaro – The Marriage of Figaro.

SSO Episode 3: Salieri & Mozart

In this episode. We look at the story of two composers whose lives were interlaced in the upper musical echelon of Viennese classical music – Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

SSO Episode 4: Handel, Holst & Faure

The Stratford Symphony Orchestra presents the works of George Handel, Gustav Holst and Gabriele Faure in a program that includes Handel’s Harp Concerto in Bb Op. 4. No 6, performed by harpist Rosemary Soenen, Faure’s elegant and graceful Pavane Op. 50 and Holst’s Brooke Green Suite.

Harmoniemusik

In the late 18th century it was fashionable for nobles in German-speaking lands to employ a harmonie. Featuring the SSO woodwinds performing works of Mozart and Beethoven!

Greensleeves

This program looks at the story behind one of the most well-known folk-tunes ever written – Greensleeves. If like this song – you’re in the right place!

Music in the Time of Plague Part 2

This program, our second installment of Music in the Time of Plague, looks at 17th century Italy, and specifically, the Italian Plague of 1629-1631. Delight in the sounds of authentic lute performances in true 17th century style!

Music in the Time of Plague Part 1

Today is not the first-time that whole societies have had to adapt to a pandemic. In today’s program we look at 17th century England and the Great Plague of London.