The Canton Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2014-2015 MasterWorks Series on October 5, 2014. The concert is titled, “American Mosaics” and features music by such prominent American composers as John Corigliano, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson and Dudley Buck. This concert is also the first time that audience members will be able to enter Umstattd Performing Arts Hall through the Zimmerman Symphony Center entrance.
Prior to the concert there will be a lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m. which is free to all ticket holders. The concert is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The program was assembled by Gerhardt Zimmermann, Music Director of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
“This is what it is all about – the music, the performers and the audience. This facility allows us to enhance the experience for everyone involved,” the maestro stated. “It’s an All-American program, with an All-American orchestra, in an All-American city. What a wonderful way to start our season!”
Following the concert, there will be a free post-concert party hosted by the orchestra and is open to all audience members.
The concert will feature the vocal talents of guest soloists Allison Pohl, soprano and Britt Cooper, baritone as well as the Canton Symphony Chorus and the Walsh University Chorale. The vocalists will join the orchestra on Copland’s Simple Gifts, Bernstein’s Take Care of this House and Make (Our) Garden Grow, and Hanson’s Song of Democracy.
Tickets for the concert range from $25-$45. There are senior, student and group discounts available. Dress is casual and the concert is appropriate for ages 8 and older. Tickets and the full concert season schedule are available at www.cantonsymphony.org, by calling (330) 452-2094, at the Zimmermann Symphony Center – 2331 17th Street NW in Canton – weekdays from 10am-2pm or at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall box office beginning one hour before the performance.
About Allison Pohl
New York City based Allison Pohl, has performed widely in the United States, Italy and China. In 2013, she performed with “Opera in the Heights” in Houston, Texas in Falstaff and at Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival and North Shore Music festival in Il Tabarro. She also performed with Camerata Philadelphia during a 10-city concert tour of China in 2012.
About Dr. Britt Cooper
Baritone Dr. Britt Cooper is the Director of Fine and Performing Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Walsh University as well as the Director of the Canton Symphony Chorus. As a singer, Dr. Cooper has performed with and studied under some of the most influential conductors in American choral music including Robert Shaw and Joseph Flummerfelt.
About the Canton Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain. Under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann, the orchestra performs classical, pops, holiday, and educational programs. Most performances are in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (at McKinley High School across from C.T. Branin Natatorium). Parking at McKinley High School is free. For more information, please visit www.CantonSymphony.org.