Canton Symphony Season is Thrilling and Eclectic!

Cleveland International Piano Competition winner, Alexander Schimpf will be the orchestra’s guest artist on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m..  This program, entitled “Friends and Family”, includes Ives’ Thanksgiving and Forefathers Day, Elgar’s gorgeous Enigma Variations, Op. 36, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16, in which Mr. Schimpf is a soloist.

Later in the season, on January 25, 2014 André Watts returns to Canton to perform on an All-American program. The pieces include Suite for Strings in E Major, Op. 63 by Arthur Foote, Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 (“Romantic”) by Howard Hanson, Piano Concerto No. 2 in d minor by Edward MacDowell and The Incredible Flutist Suite by Walter Piston.

The Canton Symphony Chorus celebrates its 30th Anniversary February 16, 2014.  The Chorus, along with soloists Rachel Hall, soprano and Brian Keith Johnson, baritone, join the orchestra for a  program that includes Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Brahms’ monumental A German Requiem.

A unique concert experience awaits on March 22, 2014 when the orchestra welcomes banjoist and recording artist Béla Fleckto perform his own Banjo Concerto.  Rounding out the program will be Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances and Franck’s Symphony in d minor.

The season concludes on April 26, 2014 with “The Planets – An HD Odyssey”.  Stunning high definition photography created by the Houston Symphony and NASA will accompany the orchestra’s interpretation of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) and Holst’s The Planets.  This program has thrilled audiences across the nation.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond.  The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17thStreet NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County.

Ticket information can be found at www.cantonsymphony.org;  by calling the box office at (330)452-2094; or in person, at the Canton Symphony’s box office located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.