A graduate of McKinley High School, Matt Corey has brought his saxophone and music to over 300 college campuses across the country as well as several countries. On April 12, 2014, Matt will be returning to his hometown for a Pops concert with the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
“It’s kind of wild that I am performing with the Canton Symphony,” Corey stated. “When I was in college a bunch of my friends who play traditional orchestral instruments auditioned for the orchestra, but weren’t quite ready to be in it. Who would have thought that I, the saxophone player, would be the one to end up performing with them?”
After his graduation for McKinley, Corey went on to study classical saxophone, music education and jazz performance at Youngstown State University. It was while performing at Walt Disney World that he got his big break when he was featured in “Blast! 2 Shockwave” which led later to “Blast! Cyberjam” at the London Queen’s Theatre. Cory has performed with such notable groups as the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras as well as pop, hip hop and rock performers including Lil Wayne, Dave Matthews Band, Joe Walsh of the Eagles B.o.B. and many others.
The concert will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre and will feature a variety of pop music that has been especially arranged by Kevin Martinez. Featured on the bill will be songs originally written by such stars as Michael Jackson, Cee Lo Green, Paul Simon, Michael McDonald and Bruno Mars. Since the concert in completely instrumental, it is appropriate for family members of all ages. Local percussion sensation, Elec Simon will appear as a special guest on a number of the songs.
Tickets start at $18 and are available at CantonSymphony.org, the CSO box office located inside the Cultural Center for the Arts (1001 Market Ave. N, Canton – open weekdays 10am to 2pm), or by phone at 330-452-2094.
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain. Under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann, the orchestra performs classical, pops, holiday, and educational programs.