The Canton Symphony Orchestra has something for everyone this 2014-2015 Season
Mark this date on your calendar. September 2, 2014, tickets will go on sale for the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s 77th season. Among the offerings this coming season are seven concerts in the MasterWorks classical series, two Pops Concerts, three performances in the casual series and educational offerings that include ConverZations, SymphonyLand, Kinder Concerts, and Young People’s Concerts.
The Masterworks Series begins October 5, 2014 in the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall and continues monthly through April 25, 2015. Guest Artists performing during this year’s season include Allison Pohl, Westwater Arts, Wu Man, Joshua Roman, and Andre Watts.
The Pops offerings feature performances by the Canton Symphony Chorus and choruses from Perry & Alliance high schools on the annual Holiday Concert, December 7th, 2014; and the return of Kent-Based band, The Speedbumps, on February 7, 2015 at the Canton Palace Theatre.
On March 28 and 29 and April 25 and 26, 2014 the Orchestra will be hosting a Beethoven Festival as they celebrate the life of one of the world’s great composers. The concerts will feature André Watts as solo pianist who will perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concerti, his 9th symphony, and other works by the legendary composer. The festival will also feature lectures, movies, and other events focusing on Beethoven’s music.
The youngsters are also included in the fun as the Orchestra will sponsor educational events such as SymphonyLand, the Kinder Concert and Young People’s Concert. The concerts are designed to introduce Pre-K and elementary school children to the exciting world of orchestral music.
For adults looking for deeper insight into the world of classical music, the new ConverZations series provides free lectures given by professional musicians on the second Monday of every month. The series will include discussions about the process of learning concerti, the life and times of Beethoven, and many more exciting topics.
Tickets start at a very affordable $18 for Pops and $25 for Masterworks concerts. There are senior, student and group discounts available. Dress is casual, and both the Masterworks and Pops Concerts are recommended for ages 7 and up. Students with a valid ID who arrive an hour before the concert may purchase a remaining ticket for $10. Tickets and the full concert schedule are available online at www.CantonSymphony.org, by calling 330-452-2094, or by walk-up at individual concerts. Some concerts do sell out in advance.
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.