Created by filmmaker Duncan Copp, The Planets - An HD Odyssey is a spectacular video presentation of Gustav Holst’s cosmic masterpiece, The Planets. The video depicts the latest images from modern space exploration, and on Saturday, April 26, The Planets will be projected in HD on a giant screen over the stage at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The effect is a stunning visual canvas to accompany the Canton Symphony Orchestra performance of the musical score, Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor.
The Canton Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season continues January 25, with the MasterWorks Concert “The Americans Part 1: The Search for Identity.” Pianist André Watts returns to Canton as a guest artist. 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.
CSO Assistant Conductor Rachel Waddell will also be conducting a piece for the concert. It will be her MasterWorks conducting debut.
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.