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The Canton Symphony Orchestra

Support for WYSU is provided by The Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Concert and VIP Event to Benefit Canton Symphony

For one very special night,  pianist Jim Brickman will return to Canton for a benefit performance with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature many of Brickman's famous works including Hero's Dream, The Gift, Night Rain, Barcelona, and many more! It begins at 7:30 on Saturday, May 13 at Umstaddt Performng Arts Hall. A reception follows the concert with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a meet & greet with Mr. Brickman. 

Canton Symphony in Orbit in April with The Planets

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.

Canton Symphony Season Continues in January!

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.

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.

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