SSO Virtual Concert Hall Debut!


Thank you for joining us for the digital Premiere of 'Darkness Into Light', a live concert film produced by Ballinran Entertainment.


Bonus: SSO Principal Conductor and Music Director William Rowson will join us (from home) to introduce the program.


The Concert features the Stratford Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Ji Won Baxter, the 2017 Emerging Artist Concerto Competition winner and current SSO violinist, who performs Kabalevsky's sprightly Violin Concerto. The concert is bookended by a set of Beethoven's masterworks: The Coriolan Overture and Symphony No.7.


The Concert’s title was chosen because the works being performed were each inspired and informed by turbulent times. Today, we are in our own period of darkness - turbulent and uncertain times, which we know will give way to light in the form of a bright and radiant future.

“I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.”
-Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)





A Live Symphony Recording from the Stratford Symphony Orchestra
Conductor William Rowson
Produced by Ballinran Entertainment
Directed for the Screen by Craig Thompson
Recorded live March 31, 2018


This concert is presented in memory of the SSO's great friend and tireless supporter, Judy Tye.


Please consider making a donation in her honour.


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