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Celebrations 2012-2013

Anniver sary season


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Our History 1937

The Canton Symphony Orchestra is founded 1938 Canton Symphony Orchestra is incorporated and gives its first performance on February 16; Richard Oppenheim is named Music Director 1940 Oppenheim organizes Canton’s first junior orchestra 1949 Louis Lane is named Music Director 1961 Michael Charry is named Music Director; The Canton Youth Symphony is founded, Margery Henke is named first conductor 1963 The Symphony League of Canton is founded to support education and outreach

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1967

Young People’s Concerts begin, bringing classical music to children in grades 3-5 1971 “Amahl and the Night Visitors” begins its 30+ year run 1972 The Cultural Center for the Arts is constructed 1974 Robert Marcellus is named Music Director 1976 Thomas Michalak is named Music Director; Umstattd Performing Arts Hall is constructed; Canton Symphony Orchestra volunteers raise an extra $700,000 to make it the accoustically splendid hall that it is today; First Concert in the Park at the McKinley Monument is performed

1977 Kinder Concerts begin for

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2010

early elementary audiences Gerhardt Zimmermann becomes Music Director Canton Symphony Chorus is formed by Jeff Brandes Full time position is created to direct Education programs First US Department of Education grant is received SymphonyLand Series is premiered for preschool audiences; For the Kids Giving Circle is formed by the late Rose de Graaf to support the Canton Youth Symphony

2011 Cameo Concert Tour is

established taking the orchestra to Louisville and Massillon; $5.5 million Capital Campaign begins for the renovation of Umstattd Performing Arts Hall and the construction of the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2012 “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is introduced - a children’s opera by local composer David Gooding; Renovations begin on Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

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Music is timeless. During this anniversary season, we present traditional pieces, world premieres and a few things in between. Audiences of all ages are invited to join in our celebration. 330.452.2094 cantonsymphony.org

The MASTERWORKS SERIES features the traditional works of great composers. All seven concerts will be held in the newly renovated Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Highlights of the series this season will include guest artists Christine Brandes, Lucille Beer, Sara Davis Beuchner and AndrĂŠ Watts; a world premiere work by composer Claude Baker and a replication of the first Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on the exact 75th Anniversary date. PERFORMANCE PRELUDES begin one hour before each MasterWorks concert. Guest speakers provide information and insight on the music to be performed that evening. Free to all MasterWorks ticket-holders.

The CASUAL SERIES is a recital-style offering of afternoon and early evening performances. This series showcases top musicians of the Orchestra performing in a relaxed atmosphere. Three new POPS CONCERTS will bridge the gap for listeners between the Casual and MasterWorks formats and include special guest artists. Kent, Ohio folk band, The Speedbumps joins the Symphony in the Fall on a concert featuring their original music. The Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps will appear on the Holiday Brass and the series will culminate with a remarkable multi-media production celebrating the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

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Our Future

Kinder Concerts “Bear Takes a Trip”

April 17 & 18, 2013, 9:30 and 10:30am Great Court, Cultural Center for the Arts Uniting concepts presented during the three SymphonyLand trios, little listeners delight in a full orchestra performance tailored just for them. Taking them on a musical journey with Bear around the orchestra, this 40 minute performance will enchant from start to finish. The program is closely tied to Ohio Common Core State Standards in Math, Social Studies, Language Arts and/or Science as well as Music. A study guide for teachers is provided prior to the performance. Bear Takes a Trip is written by Stella Blackstone and published by Barefoot Books. All Tickets $5 | Student Groups $4.10

Young People’s Concerts Week of October 22, 2012, times TBA Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

SymphonyLand January 9 & 12, 2013, 10:00 and 11:00am February 20 & 23, 2013, 10:00 and 11:00am March 13 & 16, 2013, 10:00 and 11:00am Cable Recital Hall, Cultural Center for the Arts The SymphonyLand Series has been delighting young audiences since 2010. This year’s trio performances are sure to do the same. Children ages 3-6 will delight in learning musical concepts while listening to trios from each of the instrument families: string, brass and woodwind. Each performance is tied to a children’s book to make the experience even more memorable. All Tickets $5 | $15 for all three Trios plus the Kinder Concert

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Beware! The Headless Horseman rides again! Children in grades 4-7 are in for a treat this year as we present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This children’s opera, based on Washington Irving’s classic folk tale, features three singers from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a small orchestral ensemble. It is closely tied to Ohio Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Social Studies. A study guide for teachers is provided and volunteer docents are available to visit classrooms prior to the performance. All Tickets $5 | Student Groups $4.50

Canton Youth Symphony Auditions held in September 2012 Concert dates TBA The Canton Youth Symphony gives young musicians in grades 6-12 an opportunity to play music at a high level in a full orchestra setting. Chosen by audition, these students rehearse weekly and perform three concerts a year. Please visit our website for more information. Tickets: (Door Sales Only) Adults $7 | Students $3

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Our 2012-2013 Anniver seasonsary SUNDAY, OCT 7, 2012

SUNDAY, NOV 4, 2012

In Memory

7:30pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall MASTERWORKS

Celebrations - The Beginning

7:30pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor Lauren Roth, violin

LAUREN ROTH

To open the 75th Anniversary season, we present John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances. Concertmaster Lauren Roth will be in the spotlight as she performs Gian Carlo Menotti’s challenging Violin Concerto in a minor. Finishing the program will be Jean Sibelius’ lush Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

FRIDAY, OCT 26, 2012

Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor Christine Brandes, soprano CHRISTINE BRANDES Lucille Beer, mezzo-soprano Canton Symphony Chorus, Malone University Chorale, University of Mount Union Concert Choir, Walsh University Chamber Choir, Wooster Chorus (The College of Wooster) Performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in c minor (“Resurrection”), the Canton Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Canton native Christine Brandes, and mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer. This stunning work will feature the Canton Symphony Chorus and over 100 local college choristers. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

LUCILLE BEER

This concert is presented in memory of Rachel F. Renkert.

POPS

The Speedbumps at the Symphony

SUNDAY, DEC 2, 2012

8:00pm, Canton Palace Theatre The Speedbumps

Kent, Ohio based acoustic band, The Speedbumps will share the stage with the Canton Symphony Orchestra to present a contemporary collaboration of their award winning songs. Recognized as a fast rising star on the national music scene, The Speedbumps incorporate a combination of hollow-bodied instruments like cello, upright bass, ukulele, and acoustic guitar to create an eclectic but approachable sound, perfect for blending with a full orchestra. Tickets: $18, $24, $28 | Seniors & Students $5 off

THE SPEEDBUMPS

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MASTERWORKS

MASTERWORKS

Audience Choice

7:30pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor Sara Davis Beuchner, piano

This unique concert will feature the audience’s choices! The Canton Symphony Orchestra’s loyal subscribers have chosen their favorites from Maestro Zimmermann’s selections. Visit the Orchestra’s website for the voting results. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

SARA DAVIS BEUCHNER

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SUNDAY, DEC 16, 2012

POPS

Holiday Brass

SATURDAY, JAN 26, 2013

MASTERWORKS

Vive le Français

8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

3:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor André Watts, piano

A treasured tradition for generations, the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops concert gets a makeover this season with the addition of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Also joining the celebration are the Canton Symphony Chorus and two outstanding high school choruses in a presentation of the season’s traditional choral pieces. The entire concert is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Tickets: $18, $24, $28 | Seniors & Students $5 off

ANDRÉ WATTS André Watts returns to Canton to begin a three-year concert residency with his close friend Gerhardt Zimmermann and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. The all-French program will open with Claude Debussy’s Printemps followed by Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite). Following the intermission, Mr. Watts will perform César Franck’s Symphonic Variations as well as Camille Saint-Saëns’ glorious Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 22. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

The André Watts Concert Residency is a gift to the Canton community in the memory of Rachel F. Renkert and those individuals who over a lengthy period of time have worked tirelessly to make the Canton Symphony Orchestra the gem that it is today.

THURSDAY, FEB 7 & FRIDAY, FEB 8, 2013

CASUAL

Brass Quintet THURSDAY, JAN 10 & FRIDAY, JAN 11, 2013

CASUAL

Flute & Marimba

1:00pm Thursday & 7:00pm Friday, Cable Recital Hall Katherine DeJongh, flute Matthew Beck, marimba

Casual classical with a twist. Enjoy a casual hour-long performance, then meet the musicians and enjoy a reception afterwards. This concert features CSO Principal Flute, Katherine DeJongh and Principal Percussion, Matthew Beck on a program to be announced. Tickets: General Admission $15 Adults | $10 Students & Seniors

KATHERINE DEJONGH

1:00pm Thursday & 7:00pm Friday, Cable Recital Hall Meghan Guegold, French horn Scott Johnston, trumpet Stephen Chapdelaine, trumpet Tom Pylinski, trombone Tom Lukowicz, tuba

A quintet of our top brass musicians will delight you with a program to be announced. Visit our website for more details. Tickets: General Admission $15 Adults | $10 Students & Seniors

MATTHEW BECK

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SATURDAY, FEB 16, 2013

MASTERWORKS

SATURDAY, MAR 23, 2013

MASTERWORKS

Celebrations & Remembrances

A Celebration of ‘38

8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor

Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor

The Canton Symphony Orchestra gave its first public performance on February 16, 1938. On this 75th Annivesary date, we recreate that first concert. Symphony lovers will delight in the popular Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven as well as Franz Joseph Haydn’s “infamous” Symphony No. 94 in G Major (“Surprise Symphony”). The concert will conclude with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op. 35 - a story about one of history’s greatest storytellers and the tales she weaves. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

Through a grant from the Meet the Composer Foundation, the Canton CLAUDE BAKER Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Claude Baker to compose a celebratory work titled Canti Guerrieri ed Amorosi (Songs of Love and War) to commemorate this special season. Joining the world premiere on the program will be Dmitri Shostakovich’s tribute to his war-torn country, Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 47 as well as Ludwig van Beethoven’s popular Leonore Overture No. 3. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

SATURDAY, APR 6, 2013 CASUAL

THURSDAY, MAR 14 & FRIDAY, MAR 15, 2013

Chamber Orchestra & Chorus

1:00pm Thursday & 7:00pm Friday, Cable Recital Hall The third concert of the Casual Series will feature a chamber ensemble side by side with the Canton Symphony Chorus. Program to be announced - visit our website for details. Tickets: General Admission $15 Adults | $10 Students & Seniors

CANTON SYMPHONY CHORUS

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POPS

Here to Stay - The Gershwin Experience Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

KEVIN COLE

8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor Kevin Cole, piano Sylvia McNair, soprano Ryan VanDenBoom, dancer

SYLVIA MCNAIR

Sure to be a sell-out! Here to Stay is a multimedia concert event celebrating the greatest team of collaborators in the history of American music ... the Gershwins. Family photos, rare video clips, and elegant, state-of-the-art visuals provide a distinctive and unique experience. This special event features Kevin Cole, today’s leading Gershwin interpreter, Grammy award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair, and tap dancing sensation Ryan VanDenBoom. The program includes Rhapsody in RYAN VANDENBOOM Blue, I Got Rhythm, Strike Up the Band, The Man I Love, ‘SWonderful and many more! Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

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SATURDAY, APR 20, 2013

MASTERWORKS

Subscription tickets are available for the MasterWorks and Casual Series.

Celebrations & Anniversaries 8:00pm, Umstattd Performing Arts Hall Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor Amy Yekel, soprano Thomson Smillie, narrator

Subscriptions

SAVINGS: You save up to 45% over purchasing AMY YEKEL

The Canton Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Richard Wagner’s 200th Birthday with the first half of the concert devoted to his works: the Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre, and Brunnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung. The second half of the concert will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Featuring local THOMSON SMILLIE soprano Amy Yekel, and narrator Thomson Smillie, this concert will be a must-see for Wagner and opera lovers alike. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 | Seniors & Students $5 off

individual tickets. MasterWorks subscribers receive a 20% discount off additional MasterWorks concert tickets purchased for friends and family.

PICK 4: Can’t make all seven MasterWorks concerts?

Custom design your own series by choosing four of your favorites. Call the box office for more details.

CASUAL FLEX PASS: A Casual Series subscription now offers more freedom than before! A Series subscriber will receive 4 vouchers - good for any performance (Thursday or Friday) in the Casual Series.

KIDS COME FREE! Subscribers to either series can CASUAL

Mixed Quintet

1:00pm Thursday & 7:00pm Friday, Cable Recital Hall Lauren Roth, violin Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, viola David Kahn, bass Terry Orcutt, oboe Randy Klein, clarinet

The final concert of the season features an interesting quintet - violin, viola, bass, oboe and clarinet. Join our talented musicians for a thrilling concert. Tickets: General Admission $15 Adults | $10 Students & Seniors

EASY EXCHANGES: Have a conflict? Exchange your

subscription ticket for any other concert in the same series - or return your tickets and enjoy a tax deduction.

LOST TICKET REPLACEMENT: We will gladly replace your lost, missing or damaged ticket at no cost.

Payment plans are available. All sales are final. Programs, artists and times are subject to change.

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THURSDAY, MAY 2 & FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

receive one child (ages 7-17) subscription for free. Limit one per household per series. Child MasterWorks subscription tickets must be reserved prior to the first concert and will be available for pick up at the first concert on October 7, 2012. Child Casual subscription tickets must be reserved prior to the first concert and will be available for pick up in January, 2013. Please call the box office to order your free subscription. Seating is based on availability.


Where We Perform Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

on the campus of McKinley Senior High School 2323 17th St. NW, Canton

Canton Palace Theatre 605 Market Ave. N, Canton

Cable Recital Hall

Cultural Center for the Arts 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton

STAGE

STAGE

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Subscription Prices SERIES

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE BRONZE SENIOR

MasterWorks

$210

$160

$130

MasterWorks PICK 4

$160

$110

$ 80

Casual FLEX

$50

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$105

CANTON PALACE THEATRE

UMSTATTD PERFORMING ARTS HALL

Parking Information $35

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early for Canton Symphony Orchestra events. Our venues, including McKinley Senior High School and the Cultural Center for the Arts, are host to many activities. It is possible to have numerous events for several organizations occurring simultaneously. Please allow plenty of time for parking. (All Performance Partner donors $250 and above receive a pass for preferred parking at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall for the MasterWorks series).

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Donor Information

How to Order www.cantonsymphony.org Order 24/7 on our secure website. Tickets are mailed or held at the door for pickup at Will Call. Choose your own seats! A per-ticket fee applies.

At the Door

The Box Office at the concert venue opens one hour prior to each event.

By Phone

330.452.2094: Call the Ticket Office Monday-Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. A per-order fee may apply.

In Person

The ticket kiosk is located in the Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Levels of Giving: Conductor’s Circle Maestro Conductor’s Circle Golden Baton Conductor’s Circle Platinum Conductor’s Circle Gold Conductor’s Circle Silver President’s Circle Principal Musician’s Circle Musician’s Circle Friend’s Circle

TICKET PRICES: All single ticket prices are listed with the corresponding concert. All Casual Series and Education concerts are General Admission.

SINGLE TICKETS: Individual tickets for all

concerts go on sale Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Seniors and Students receive $5 off the regular adult ticket price (excluding Education programs).

STUDENT DISCOUNTS: Beginning one hour

prior to any MasterWorks concert, students can purchase any available ticket for only $10 when they show a valid student ID.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES: Gift Certificates are available in a variety of denominations. EXCHANGES: We regret that there can be no refunds or exchanges on single ticket

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$10,000+ $7,500+ $5,000+ $2,500+ $1,000+ $500+ $250+ $100+ $50+

Make your gift today.

GROUP DISCOUNTS: Group discounts are

purchases.

We invite you to become a part of the music, the life and the community of the Canton Symphony Orchestra through our Annual Fund called Performance Partners. Benefits of Performance Partner membership include listing in all MasterWorks Series programs and invitations to special events and open rehearsals.

Ticket Information

available for groups of 10 or more for any concert. Please contact our box office for more information.

Amidst the fanfare celebration of our 75th Anniversary, we are reminded of all our Partners who have walked the journey with us. Each and every donor along the way has been an essential ingredient to our success.

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Capital Campaign These are exciting times!

To meet the growing needs of our orchestra and address the facility improvement needs of our community, the Canton Symphony Orchestra Association has initiated a 5.5 million dollar Capital Campaign to support the renovation of Umstattd Performing Arts Hall and the construction of The Zimmermann Symphony Center on the campus of McKinley Senior High School. While leadership funding has been significant, your support is needed to reach our entire Capital Campaign goal.

Phase One: Umstattd Hall Renovation

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This season you will enjoy: • Larger, more ergonomic seating • New carpeting and fresh paint • Updated lighting • Wheelchair accessible seating located in four areas of the main floor with corresponding companion seats • Expanded and remodeled restrooms • Lobby updates • A Hearing Loop which will assist those with hearing loss in listening to the music without the effect of increased background noise.

GERHARDT ZIMMERMANN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 1980-PRESENT

Join us and Take a Seat!

You have an opportunity to directly participate in the initial phase of the project by sponsoring a new seat or perhaps an entire row of seats in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall! Donate to the Take Your Seat campaign and we will place an engraved donor recognition plaque on the seat with your name or the name of a friend or loved one whom you would like to memorialize. Take Your Seat will begin in June 2012 and will continue until all seats have been sponsored.

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ARTIST’S RENDERING COURTESY OF MOTTER & MEADOWS ARCHITECTS

Phase Two: The Zimmermann Symphony Center

The 22,000 square foot Zimmermann Symphony Center addition to Umstattd Performing Arts Hall represents the future of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. This facility will finally create a cohesive center for classical music in our community and encourage new and innovative onsite programs and collaborations. The Center will include our relocated Box Office and Administrative Offices, a new Music Library, Education Center, Reception Hall, Community Resource Room, Music Director’s Studio and expanded volunteer work space. Before the Zimmermann Symphony Center can break ground in the Spring of 2013…. we need your help! Consider becoming a named sponsor for one of the individual project pieces above or make a general pledge of financial support today. Your gift is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our community. Project support is a wonderful way to recognize businesses, class years, family members and friends who believe in the power of education and the arts. For more information about supporting the Capital Campaign, please contact Barbara Mucci, Director of Development at 330-452-3434 x 605.

Working together, we can keep the music playing for generations to come!

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