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London Symphonia features Stratford Festival greats

London Symphonia is wrapping up their season with a wonderful line-up of guests under the direction of Franklin Brasz Director of Music at the Stratford Festival.

The Sunday, April 9th concert promises fresh interpretations of timeless classics such as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Some Enchanted Evening,” Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” and works from Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim.

Andrew Chung, General Manager and Violinist, with London Symphonia is delighted to be back at the Metropolitan United Church adding “An afternoon concert in springtime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy beautiful music from the golden age of Broadway.”

Featured guests include:

Barbara Fulton
barb-fulton-jazzFulton first joined the Stratford Festival company in 1991. Most recently she played Mrs. Beaver in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” in 2015 she played Frau Schmidt in “The Sound of Music.”

Prior to Stratford, she played Grizabella in the original Canadian company of “Cats.” Barbara has performed with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Alexis Gordon
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Gordon Appears in The Stratford Festival’s 2017 playbill as Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls.” Previous work at The Stratford Festival includes Anne Egerman in “A Little Night Music,” her Stratford debut as Julie Jordan in “Carousel.”

Marcus Nance
Marcus NanceThe New York Times described Nance as “a thrillingly powerful bass-baritone” while Backstage New York says he “has a bass that flows like melted butter.”
Nance most recently appeared to rave reviews in The Shaw Festival’s “Sweeney Todd.”

Prior to that Nance spent six seasons at the Stratford Festival where his roles have included Chaiaphas in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Mingo in “Crazy For You.”

Franklin Brasz

Franklin Brasz, Director of Music, Stratford Festival

Highlighting the extraordinary talent gathered for the afternoon concert, Franklin Brasz says “The opportunity to experience this music live in concert with the London Symphonia and three of Canada’s best vocalists will be a exhilarating for all.”

Details Details
Sunday, April 9,
3:30 PM
Metropolitan United Church,
468 Wellington Street, London ON
Tickets: online at londonsymphonia.ca or in person at Long & McQuade (Fanshawe Park Rd W), Oxford Books, Mandala Books and Mykonos Restaurant.

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