Cows & Classics
June 25, 2023 | 2:00 PM


Larry Beckwith, conductor
Ken MacDonald, horn & narrator
Jodi Contin, singer & storyteller
Rhonda Snow, visual artist
Kevin Lau, composer
Elder Myeengun Henry, knowledge keeper

The Spirit Horse Returns is a captivating orchestral concert production that seamlessly blends traditional Indigenous teachings, stunning visual art, and a rich orchestral score to tell powerful stories and legends of the Ojibwe Horses. Arranged for a chamber ensemble for the Stratford Symphony Orchestra's outdoor event Cows and Classics, this promises to be an extraordinarily moving experience.


The production is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous co-creators, including Métis artist and Ojibwe Horse breed expert Rhonda Snow, songwriter Jodi Contin (Wasauksing First Nation), composers Kevin Lau (a first-generation Canadian) and Andrew Balfour (of Cree descent), and writer and performer Ken MacDonald (an eleventh-generation settler).


General Admission $30


At the farm of David and Annamarie Murray, 3844 Road 155, Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0. 


Please bring your lawnchairs and come early to tour the wonderful gardens!


This performance has already taken place.


This concert would not be possible with the support of: 

                                      We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.






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