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“The music expertly played with Kerry Stratton conducting, is a delight throughout”
- The Washington Post

To Kerry

Kerry Stratton

Kerry Stratton served as artistic director for the Toronto Concert Orchestra until he passed away due to complications from ALS.
A popular radio personality, Stratton shared his love of music daily on The New Classical FM. Stratton’s reputation for a high standard of music excellence has led to invitations to conduct orchestras across four continents. His most notable international engagements include the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, and Seoul Philharmonic. In January of 2001, Stratton became the first Canadian to conduct the St. Petersburg Camerata in the Hermitage Theatre at the Winter Palace. In December 2004, he made his debut with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra in a concert in the Forbidden City.

Over his career, Stratton has demonstrated a commitment to broadening the repertoire of both concert and recorded orchestral music. Included in his discography are many world premiere recordings, such as Franz Liszt’s De Profundis with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, and Music for Strings by Jean Françaix, released in the composer’s centennial, 2012. A long-time devotee of Eastern European composers, Stratton has recorded a collection of Slavonic Serenades with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, heralded as “a delight” by the Washington Post.

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