Wightman partners with Stratford Symphony to broadcast Cows & Classics Concert.
SSO event to be broadcast on Wightman’s Community TV.
Media Release: Stratford, Ontario, July 3, 2020 –
Wightman is pleased to announce a partnership with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for a broadcast of Cows & Classics, a favourite annual community music event. This year’s event, featuring internationally renowned music artists, was produced and filmed live at the David and Annamarie Murray farm by Ballinran Entertainment on June 22, 2020, without the usual live audience.
Wightman will broadcast this concert on Wightman Community TV channel 6 on Thursday, July 9 at 9:00 pm and again on Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 pm.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Stratford Symphony Orchestra for the Cows & Classics broadcast, and we look forward to sharing this unique content with our community,” said Marketing Manager Hope Reidt.
The performers for this music event include operatic stars Roger Honeywell, James Westman, and Phillip Addis, all accompanied by pianist Emily Hamper; musical theatre stars Marcus Nance, Franklin Brasz and Barbara Fulton; pianist and composer Paul Shilton; the SSO’s principal horn Andrew MacDonald with international flautist Liesel Deppe; solo violinist Ji Won Baxter, SSO member and winner of the Emerging Artist Competition; Stephen Russell, renowned actor formerly with the Stratford Festival for over 35 years; and David Murray on piano. The musical performances take place on the Hay Wagon Stage in a unique rural setting.
Wightman, a family-owned company founded in 1908, specializes in Fibre to the Home and Business technology, capable of providing multiple gigabit internet speeds, as well as high definition TV service with the latest user features, and home phone service. Wightman is currently constructing Fibre to the Home and Business throughout Stratford.
The SSO is a professional orchestra of 50 musicians under the direction of Principal Conductor, William Rowson. Now looking forward to its 16th season, the SSO is very active in Stratford and surrounding areas performing live concerts, delivering education programs, providing music outreach services, and creating engaging music activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.stratfordsymphony.ca.
Cows & Classics is produced by Ballinran Entertainment, a Stratford-based film and television production company, that has been producing content for audiences around the world for 25 years. “We are pleased to be working with the Stratford Symphony to bring this project to the screen,” says Director and Producer Craig Thompson. “Stratford has a wealth of musical and theatrical talent, who like us, choose to live here and want to share their creativity with the world. This project shines the spotlight on Stratford when our community needs it the most.”
For more information contact:
Hope Reidt, Marketing Manager
Chris Sharpe, SSO Administrative Director