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October 23, 2011 December 18, 2011 April 22, 2012

Cultural Center for the Arts April19, 2012

Join the Canton Symphony Chorus in the heart of downtown Canton for three concerts at the acoustically splendid St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Please visit our website for more details regarding these exciting programs:

Kinder Concerts

Umstattd Hall featuring Westwater Photochoreography November 8, 2011

C. M. Shearer, Director

Sundays at 3:00 pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Young People’s Concerts

Showcase Series

Concert dates and locations to be announced

Canton Youth Symphony Cable Recital Hall January, February & March 2012


Education Programs January 12 & 13, 2012 February 9 & 10, 2012 March 22 & 23, 2012 May 3 & 4, 2012

An annual favorite for the entire family! Join the Canton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann as they lead you on a journey of musical holiday favorites. The concert concludes with an audience sing-along.

Our series of four concerts takes place in the intimate setting of Cable Recital Hall. Each of the one-hour performances is followed by a dessert reception.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Canton, OH Permit No. 1921

Holiday Pops

MasterWorks Series Holiday Pops

Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, McKinley High School 2323 17th St N.W., Canton

About Showcase Series

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 425 Cleveland Ave S.W., Canton

2011-2012 Season


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


Aultman PrimeTime Casual Friday Series SymphonyLand Concerts Cable Recital Hall Cultural Center for the Arts 1001 Market Ave N., Canton

Online Order 24/7 on our secure website. Tickets are mailed or held at the Box Office for pickup at Will Call. Choose your own seats! A per-ticket fee applies.


By Phone 330-452-2094: Call the Ticket Office Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 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 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Single Tickets on sale beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Canton Symphony Orchestra 1001 Market Ave North Canton OH 44702

See you at the concerts! Gerhardt Zimmermann Music Director/Conductor

Casual Friday Series

Also this season we will bring you the Aultman PrimeTime/ Casual Series, beginning in January of 2012 and offering intimate, recital-style concerts. The About Showcase Series returns featuring our wonderful Canton Symphony Chorus. And most importantly, we will perform numerous education concerts – from our SymphonyLand Series and Kinder Concerts to our Young People’s Concerts. These educational concerts are our most important endeavor. We are after all, building the future generation of audiences and supporters for orchestras and the arts. 330-452-2094

Aultman PrimeTime Series

Fridays at 7:00 pm Cable Recital Hall Cultural Center for the Arts

Once again, your Canton Symphony Orchestra brings you wonderful soloists and great repertoire, from the familiar faces of Nathan Olson, Menahem Pressler, Emily Cornelius and Daniel Boye, to the new faces of Martina Filjak, David Requiro and Peter Richard Conte. We have also invited back James Westwater and his stunning photochoreography for a visual and aural extravaganza observing the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. I am most excited about the debut of a local favorite for many in our area. The trumpets of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps will join the CSO in a blockbuster program that will usher us into our 75th anniversary season of 2012-2013. Imagine 21 trumpets, bugles, and bass trumpets (not to mention a large organ) performing with 85 members of the Canton Symphony, all on stage at the same time. Now that’s what I call a “block party”.


Thursdays at 1:00 pm Cable Recital Hall Cultural Center for the Arts

COUNTDOWN TO 75 NO. 74 - THE 2011 - 2012 SEASON

The experience is priceless

A Birthday Celebration of Liszt

In Remembrance: Civil War

Pressler Returns

Winter Dreams

Martina Filjak, piano

Matthew Brown, conducting Westwater Photochoreography

Menahem Pressler, piano

Emily Cornelius, violin Daniel Boye, baritone

Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 7:30 pm Umstattd Hall

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 7:30 pm

The Canton Symphony MasterWorks season opens with the music of Franz Liszt, born 200 years ago in October 1811. Martina Filjak, celebrated winner of the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition, will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Liszt’s Symphonic Poem No. 7 (“Festklänge”) and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Opening the concert will be the moving tone poem Remembrances by American composer Margaret Brouwer.

PROGRAM Brouwer - Remembrances (1966) Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major Liszt - Symphonic Poem No. 7 (Festklänge) Stravinsky - Firebird Suite (1919)

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:30 pm Umstattd Hall

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 8:00 pm

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the orchestra welcomes Associate Conductor Matthew Brown to the podium for a collaboration with Westwater Arts amazing photochoreography. This innovative art form engages audiences with evocative multi-image photographic essays choreographed to classical music. The pieces by Copland, Glass and Pachelbel will be enhanced with stunning images projected over the stage with narration by Christopher Craft.

Last seen on the Canton stage in 2009, legendary pianist Menahem Pressler, founding pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Rounding out the concert, Mozart’s Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio, Saint-Saëns’ intense Le Rouet d’Omphale (Omphale’s Spinning Wheel) and the lush La Mer by Debussy.

Orchestra member Emily Cornelius will dazzle in the concert opener - Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Originally written as a film score, Lieutenant Kijé is a refreshingly satirical piece featuring baritone Daniel Boye. Closing the program will be Tchaikovsky’s earliest notable work - his Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams”.

PROGRAM Verdi - Overture to La forza del destino Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man Glass - Interlude No. 1 from the CIVIL warS - Rome Section Copland - A Lincoln Portrait Pachelbel - Canon Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A Major (Italian)

PROGRAM Mozart - Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Saint-Saëns - Le Rouet d’Omphale (Omphale’s Spinning Wheel) Debussy - La Mer

PROGRAM Vivaldi - Winter from The Four Seasons Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Suite Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 in g minor (Winter Dreams)

Umstattd Hall

Umstattd Hall


Student and Teacher

A Romantic’s Dream

Sound the Trumpets!

Canton Symphony Chorus University of Mount Union Concert Choir Walsh University Chamber Singers

Nathan Olson, violin David Requiro, cello

Peter Richard Conte, organ Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Two phenomenal soloists - former Canton Symphony Concertmaster Nathan Olson and award-winning cellist David Requiro - join the orchestra for Brahms’ stunningly beautiful Concerto for Violin and Cello. The second half of the program will feature Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique - a revolutionary programmatic work inspired by Berlioz’ breakup with a famous Shakespearian actress.

A thrilling finale that is not to be missed: the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps will join forces with our own brass section to perform Janáček’s Sinfonietta featuring 25 brass players. Next, Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante showcasing Peter Richard Conte - the Grand Court Organist of the famous Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia. The program will finish with Khachaturian’s Symphony No. 3, his hymn to victory, with organ and brass together.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm Umstattd Hall

The glorious sounds of the Canton Symphony Chorus will join the orchestra for a Sunday matinee performance of Haydn’s inspiring Mass No. 12 (Theresienmesse). Opening the concert will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major.

PROGRAM Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C Major Haydn - Mass No. 12 in B-flat Major (Theresienmesse)

Umstattd Hall

PROGRAM Brahms - Concerto for Violin & Cello in a minor (Double Concerto) Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Umstattd Hall

PROGRAM Janáček - Sinfonietta Jongen - Symphonie Concertante, Organ & Orchestra Khachaturian - Symphony No. 3

The tickets are affordable. The experience is priceless. In spite of rising costs, the Canton Symphony is holding ticket prices the same for the third year in a row! Subscribe and save! 7 Series - Full Subscription Prices: Gold - $200 Silver - $150 Bronze - $120 Senior Bronze - $100

Single Ticket Prices: Gold - $40 Silver - $30 Bronze - $20 Senior - Save $3 on any ticket

We are so fortunate to have one of the top orchestras of its size here in our own backyard. But ticket prices only cover a fraction of the day to day costs of running a high-quality orchestra. You can help. Become a part of the music, the life and the community of the Canton Symphony Orchestra through our Performance Partners Annual Fund. Benefits for Performance Partners include listing in the MasterWorks Classical program and invitations to special events and open rehearsals. Make your gift today. Levels of Giving: Conductor’s Circle Maestro: $10,000+ Conductor’s Circle Golden Baton: $7,500+ Conductor’s Circle Platinum: $5,000+ Conductor’s Circle Gold: $2,500+ Conductor’s Circle Silver: $1,000+ President’s Circle: $500+ Principal Musician’s Circle: $250+ Musician’s Circle: $100+ Friend’s Circle: $50+ For more information, please contact the Development Department, at 330-452-3434 ext. 605.

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