Over 200 artists in over 100 performances over 6 weeks of music, from July 14 – August 24, fill Stratford’s concert halls, restaurants and gardens with classical, folk, jazz and world music from around the world during Stratford Summer Music in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
- The 14th annual festival launches with a spectacular FREE outdoor event complete with fireworks.
This video presents “TorQ Percussion Quartet plays Stinkin’ Garbage, by E.Argenziano.”
A major theme this year is percussion.
- In recognition of this, Tom Patterson Island will be transformed to “Tom Percussion Island” for one week (July 14-20).
- New instruments, all percussion, will be installed on the island for one week, free to be beaten, rattled, smashed, and shook by visitors.
- TorQ, an Ontario-based percussion quartet, have been chosen as this year’s artists-in-residence.
- They’ll be performing unannounced “pop-up” sessions throughout the season, largely in areas populated by young people.
- They’ll also be holding a number of ticketed events, one of which will feature noted German percussionist/composer Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, who will double as a guest lecturer at the TorQ Percussion seminar (July 25).
FREE outdoor concerts will take the stage on the Music Barge on the banks of the Avon River to suit every musical taste – from Quebec fiddling to meringue from the Dominican Republic, gypsy swing and pipes and drums.
View the festival schedule here.