Music in Common Maev Beaty
Night Music, a special musical performance series at the Festival Theatre. Performances include: Music in Common with Maev Beaty on Monday, July 8. Some artists fight to push their art forward while others bask in the music of a fondly remembered past. Special guest Maev Beaty joins Derek Conrod (French horn), Heather Morrison (piano) and Peter Shackleton (clarinet) to explore how artists over the centuries confronted boundaries through words and music. Deal With the Devil on Monday, July 22. Stravinsky, best known for his groundbreaking orchestral works, composed L’histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) as a small theatre chamber piece. Based on a Russian folk tale, it’s the story of a soldier who trades his violin to the devil for untold riches. Scott Wentworth joins Festival musicians as narrator of this masterpiece. Larry’s Jazz Guys on Monday, July 29. Trumpeter Larry Larson and his Guys offer the closest thing to having a private concert in your own home. Sit back, relax and enjoy their tasty mix of classics old and new! Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre on Monday August 12th. Marcus Nance, Alexis Gordon and Vanessa Sears perform songs from the African-American musical-theatre canon. With special guest Robert Markus. Canadian Classics with Dayna Manning on Monday August 19th. Canadian singer-songwriter Dayna Manning presents the never-ending story of song through original works and Canadian classics.
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
Monday Jul. 8th, 2019
Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 6V2 MAP