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Canton Symphony Orchestra to hold ice cream social for opening of new Center

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After much planning, fund raising, anticipation and construction, the Canton Symphony Orchestra will be opening the doors of the Zimmerman Symphony Center to the public on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The public is invited to tour the orchestra’s newest facility. Canton’s own Taggarts Ice Cream will be on hand serving various flavors of their delectable ice cream. Guests will also be entered in drawings for a chance to win one of several door prizes. It is the perfect day for those who love the orchestra as well as quality ice cream.

The new Zimmermann Symphony Center (which is adjacent to Umstattd Performing Arts Hall) is named after long time music director Gerhardt Zimmermann. The construction project was a result of collaboration between the Canton City School District, The Canton Symphony Orchestra as well as members of the Greater Stark Community.

The newly designed and constructed center at the McKinley High School complex will serve as a 22,000 square foot addition to the recently renovated Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The Center will house administrative offices, a well stocked music library, an education program area as well as a multi-purpose reception hall. The aim is for “The Z” to give the Canton Symphony Orchestra an even larger presence in the local community. With the completion of this elegant and well thought out design it will be yet one more tool for growth that the Canton Symphony Orchestra will have at its disposal for its mission of enriching the lives of members of the Canton community by using the power of music.

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.

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