The Canton Symphony Orchestra

Canton Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Pops

Support for WYSU is provided by the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 11, 2022 || 3:00PM
Umstattd Hall, Canton

The Canton Symphony will present their annual Holiday Pops concert on Sunday, December 11th at 3PM in Umstattd Hall in Canton. Under the direction of music director designate Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz (a frequent guest on Classical Music with Gary Sexton!) the Canton Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Canton Symphony Chorus for a selection of Yuletide favorites. Tickets and information available at 330-452-20-94 or on the Canton Symphony website.

Sunday, January 22, 2023 || 7:00PM
Umstattd Hall, Canton

The Canton Symphony continues its 85th season on Sunday, January 22nd at 7PM in Umstattd Hall with Scheherazade. Pianist Sheng Cai joins the orchestra to perform Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto "The Egyptian". Other works include the World Premier of a commissioned work by Quinn Mason and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Tickets are available at 330-452-2094 or through the Canton Symphony Orchestra Website.

About the Canton Symphony Orchestra:

Formed in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert on February 16, 1938 under the direction of Richard Oppenheim. Louis Lane, Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, became its second Music Director in 1949. His tenure initiated a period of several decades while George Szell was Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, when the Cleveland Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor would systematically be appointed Music Director of the Canton Symphony.

After George Szell’s death in 1971, Robert Marcellus was appointed Music Director, to be followed by Thomas Michalak, Exxon Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony, in 1976. Michalak was succeeded in 1980 by current Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann, who was then Associate Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony.

In fulfillment of its mission, the Orchestra has provided educational programs to the Greater Stark County region since 1971. Supported by a larger education staff than any other Stark County arts organization, all programs are aligned with national and state curriculum standards, including the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and the recently adopted Ohio state content standards in English, language arts, math, science, social studies, visual arts and music.

Information about the Canton Symphony Orchestra and its entire 2022-2023 season is available HERE

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The Canton Symphony Orchestra 2022-2023 Season
The Canton Symphony Orchestra 2022-2023 Season