New Years Celebration


January 1, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Principal Conductor: William Rowson

Guest Artist: Maria Soulis, mezzo-soprano; Sammy Wong, violin

The Stratford Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual New Years Celebration which promises to be bubbly and effervescent as ever. Come to hear your favourite dances, alongside some new surprises, before heading home to continue the festivities with your family and friends.

Ticket Information


Tickets for SSO Special Guests series concerts are as follows:


Kids (under 12)Free



Avondale United Church

194 Avondale Ave, Stratford ON N5A 6N4


E. KorngoldStraussiana
J. Strauss Jr. An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314
J. Strauss Sr. Radetzky March op. 228

Toronto-born, now living in Stratford, Maria Soulis began her career as a principal artist with the Regensburg Opera in Germany, performing the roles of Carmen, Rosina, Nicklausse, Dido, and Adalgisa in theatres throughout Germany, France and the United Kingdom. In concert works from Bach to Mahler, her voice has been praised internationally by reviewers who have described it as “warm and powerful”, as well as “gorgeous, dusky‚Äźtoned” with a “ruby red timbre”.


Maria began her 2023 season singing Grimgerde in Die Walküre with Pacific Opera Victoria.


Maria debuted as Marcellina in Against the Grain Theatre’s updated Figaro’s Wedding, appeared as Flosshilde in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Das Rheingold and sang Clara in the world premiere of Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera.

Born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Sammy Wong is a child prodigy who first picked up a violin at the age of four, and has demonstrated incredible passion for the instrument ever since.  At the tender age of six, he gave a riveting performance as a featured artist in a one-hour music special hosted by Judy Maddren from CBC Radio News’ World Report. At the age of seven, he has won numerous RCM Level 10 First Prize awards for his captivating performances at Kiwanis Music Festival competitions and other music competitions across the province of Ontario. Sammy has delved deeply into many different types of repertoire, demonstrating his virtuosity across styles from concertos to sonatas to partitas, and is constantly looking for the next musical challenge.



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