June 6, 2023

Andrew Dolby to Lead Program at Stratford Hall This Saturday

Birding at Stratford: Left Out In The Cold. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14.

Andrew Dolby

Dr. Andrew Dolby, chair of the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Biological Sciences and president of the Virginia Society of Ornithology, will lead a walk across the estate and discuss adaptation of birds to the challenges of winter. This is the first in four-part series of programs through September.

Registration is $25 with a $10 box lunch optional; the program is free to Friends of Stratford  members. To register, email rsvp@stratfordhall.org, fax 804/493-0333 or leave a voicemail, 804-493/8038, ext. 7787. Continuing Education Units  available.

Details:  bit.ly/xoPGAS. Stratford Hall is 45 minutes east of Fredericksburg off State Route 3.  stratfordhall.org; 804/493-8038.

Four Nations Ensemble at Stratford Hall, FREE to UMW I.D.-Holders

The Four Nations Ensemble


3 p.m. in the Great Hall at Stratford Hall
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Mary Washington, reserve your FREE tickets today!!!
804/493-8038 x 1039

The Four Nations Ensemble will be at Stratford Hall for the symposium, The Music of the Stratford Lees, a full day of “Lee-era Music” with presentations featuring Charleston, S.C, historian and musicologist Dr. Nicholas Butler, author of Votaries of Apollo, the acclaimed history of Charleston’s St. Cecilia Society, and Andrew Appel, Artistic Director of The Four Nations Ensemble, a group internationally praised for their historically informed performances. Then, in the afternoon the Great Hall will again ring with “Music of the Stratford Lees” through a program crafted and presented by The Four Nations Ensemble.

The Four Nations Ensemble, founded in 1986, brings together soloists who are leading exponents of period instrument and vocal performance to present great music from the Renaissance through the Viennese Classical masterpieces of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. For two decades, Four Nations has developed a leading presence on the early music scene in New York and across the country. With a core ensemble of harpsichord or fortepiano, violin, flute, and cello, the Ensemble explores and performs the major masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries, from trio sonata to piano trio and quartet.

Four Nations has performed at major houses and series throughout the United States including The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. The Ensemble has participated in festivals including The Boston Early Music Festival, New York’s Mostly Mozart, Amherst Festival, New Haven’’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival, Chautauqua, The Indiana Early Music Festival, The Redwoods Festival in Santa Rosa, California, and Brasilseguridade in Rio de Janeiro.