Get Ready to Rock with the CSO!

Umstattd Performing Arts Hall may never be the same after the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) along with musicians from Jeans ‘n Classics present The Music of Queen on April 7 at 8:00pm.  Sponsored in part by the W. Henry Hoover Foundation, News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1, the concert features many of the British rock band’s biggest hits.

Known for their flamboyant theatrical productions, Queen forever changed the American music scene with their original style.  Decades after the band invaded America, people continue to sing along to their hit songs like “We are the Champions”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and of course the iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

All of these songs and more will be performed by the orchestra along with the Jeans ‘n Classics band that includes vocals, guitar, piano, and drums and backed up by members of the Canton Symphony Chorus and Kent State University – Stark Chorale and Chorus.  Rachel L. Waddell will conduct, but this won’t be your typical orchestra concert.  This performance is designed to get you out of your seat singing and moving to the music!

To get you warmed up, Mix 94.1, News-Talk 1480 WHBC and the CSO are hosting a pre-concert Glam Rock Party in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW – adjacent to Umstattd Performing Arts Hall).  The party will feature food, cash bar, 70s rock music and local personalities.

Tickets for the concert range from $18 to $28 per person. Senior and Student discounts are available.  Tickets for the Glam Rock Party are $15 per person.  Tickets are available online at, by phone 330-452-2094 (weekdays 9:00am – 5:00pm) or at the door beginning 1 hour before concert time the day of the performance.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330) 452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

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