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Canton Symphony Orchestra offering ‘Final Four’ subscriptions

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Gift giving can become quite a challenge during the holiday season but there is one gift that will give pleasure to the recipient for many months to come. Canton Symphony Orchestra is now offering for sale “Final Four” subscriptions for the remaining classical MasterWorks Series (January-April) as well as gift certificates ranging in denominations of $5.00 up to $200.00.

The “Final Four” subscriptions package is an ideal way to lock in the limited number of remaining seats. Upcoming concerts will be featuring André Watts, the Brahms German Requiem with full chorus, Béla Fleck, and a high definition NASA-created presentation of The Planets. By purchasing “Final Four” packages or concert gift certificates you will be able to share the gift of music with your favorite music lovers

Both are available online at www.CantonSymphony.org. Just click on the “Tickets” icon on the home page to find these items in the events listing.

The January 25 concert will feature pianist André Watts who returns for a second year in a row. This year’s concert will feature MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2. André played to a sellout crowd last year. Also on the program that evening will be works from American composers Arthur Foote, Howard Hanson, and Walter Piston.

On February 16, 2014 the Canton Symphony Chorus will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary by performing Brahms’ “German Requiem” and will feature singers Rachel Hall (soprano) and Brian Keith Johnson (Baritone). Joining the Symphony Chorus will be the Malone University Chorus and members of the Wooster Chorus. Also on the bill that evening will be Mozart’s “Ave Berum Corpus”.

March 22, 2014 has Béla Fleck (internationally acclaimed banjoist) performing is own works of “The Impostor” and “Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra” as well as Béla Bartók’s “Romanian Folk Dances” and César Franck’s “Symphony in d minor”. This concert has a special surprise at the end so make sure to stick around for the whole performance!

April 26, 2014 will be an evening of stunning audio and visual stimulation as the Canton Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. The concert was created by the Houston Symphony in cooperation with NASA and features photographs from rovers, satellites, radar images and computer-generated graphics – giving the audience the impression of circling individual planets.

The Final Four ticket package is only $70, $100 or $140 (Bronze, Silver, or Gold seats), up to a 30% savings over buying individual concert seats.

Gift Certificates are available in denominations ranging from $5 to $200 and may be combined to equal just about any amount. Certificates are good for two years from date of purchase and may be exchanged for tickets to any performance by the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Packages, gift certificates or individual tickets are available online at www.CantonSymphony.org, by calling 330-452-2094, at the box office window located inside the Cultural Center for the Arts (weekdays 10am-2pm), or by walk-up. There are senior, student and group discounts available. Dress is casual and concerts are appropriate for ages 8 and older.

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. Most performances are in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (at McKinley High School across from C.T. Branin Natatorium). Parking at McKinley High School is free. For more information, please visit www.CantonSymphony.org.

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