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SymphonyLand Series Begins its Eighth Year

After eight years bringing music to children ages 3 to 6 years, the SymphonyLand Series is going strong!  Presented by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and sponsored in part by The Hoover Foundation, Arts in Stark, and T. Raymond Gregory, SymphonyLand trios introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format created specifically to engage young listeners.  The series begins with the string trio on Wednesday January 10 and Saturday January 13 at 10am and 11am each day in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW, Canton).

As in the past, each trio performance incorporates an age-appropriate story book along with educational components in music, reading and social studies.  This year, the trios will be utilizing books from Barefoot Books.  The string trio begins the series on January 10 and 13 with I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur.  On February 7 and 10, the woodwind trio will perform along with the book Elusive Moose and the brass trio performances on March 7 and 10 will feature Hidden Hippo.   The SymphonyLand trio performances are offered at 10:00 and 11:00am each day.
All of the SymphonyLand instrument families come together on April 25 and 26 at 9:45 and 10:45am for the Kinder Concert which features the full orchestra.  The program, conducted by Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, features a new collaboration between the CSO and Stark Parks.  For this Kinder Concert, Stark Parks will bring in members of their personnel with some of their Ohio-native live animals.  The Kinder Concert is held at Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.

All of the SymphonyLand and Kinder Concert programs are open to the public as well as school groups.  Admission is free due to support provided by our generous sponsors listed above.   Reservations for all attendees are required, and can be made online at www.cantonsymphony.orgor by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm.  Reservations for smaller groups are recommended in order to ensure adequate seating.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating our 80th anniversary and 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, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

SymphonyLand Adds Bilingual Component

While music is often described as the international language, spoken languages are our major means of communication.  The Canton Symphony Orchestra will use music to familiarize children to English and Spanish vocabulary through the SymphonyLand trio series.  The trios introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format based on a children’s storybook and created specifically to engage young listeners.  The series begins with the string trio on Wednesday, January 11 and Saturday, January 14 at 10am and 11am each day in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW, Canton).  The woodwind trio follows on February 8 and 11 and the brass trio on March 8 and 11.  The series culminates with the full orchestra Kinder Concert in May.

The SymphonyLand trios and Kinder Concert will present four bilingual (Spanish/English) books as the source of the storytelling and programs.  All four are publications of Barefoot Books, written by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Debbie Harter, and feature the child-friendly character, Bear.  The books will be read in English during the performances with additional Spanish vocabulary to coincide with the story.  The String Trio program in January is Bear at Home (Oso en Casa); Woodwind Trio in February is Bear In Sunshine (Oso bajo el sol); Brass Trio in March is Bear in a Square (Oso en un cuadrado); the Kinder Concert is Bear on a Bike (Oso en un Bicicleta).

All of the SymphonyLand and Kinder Concert programs are open to the public as well as school groups.  Admission is free due to support provided by Arts in Stark Smarts Grant, The Peter and Judith Shurman Charitable Fund at the Stark Community Foundation and The Hoover Foundation.   Reservations for groups of 10 or more are required and can be made online at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm.  Reservations for smaller groups are recommended in order to ensure adequate seating.

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 Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW, Canton, OH  44708.

FREE Student Offerings at the Canton Symphony Orchestra

The Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is becoming even more family-friendly this season by offering several FREE opportunities to children and students.

For the first time, children under the age of 18 may attend any concert in the MasterWorks series FREE of charge!  “We realize that introducing students to music at an early age fosters a long-term appreciation for the arts,” notes Michelle Mullaly, President and CEO of the orchestra. “By offering free student tickets we are making a visit to the orchestra a more affordable option for families.”

All MasterWorks concerts are held in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton.  Although there is no minimum age for attending a concert, the orchestra recommends that children should be old enough to be attentive throughout the performance without disturbing other concert goers in the performance hall.  Concerts generally last a total of 90 minutes and normally include a 20 minute intermission.  The free student tickets are based on availability.

The free offerings were made possible by generous support from Arts in Stark Smarts Grant, The Peter and Judith Shurman Charitable Fund at the Stark Community Foundation and The Hoover Foundation.   “Nothing warms my heart more than seeing children inspired by musical moments,” says Lisa Boyer, CSO Director of Education and Community Engagement.  “We are extremely grateful to our funders for allowing us to make these programs so accessible to them.”

In addition, all of the CSO’s Education programs this season will be free.  This includes the Young Peoples Concert – a full orchestra performance for students in grades 3-6 on October 20, 2016 at 9:45 and 10:45am at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall; SymphonyLand – trio performances for children ages 3-6 on January 11 and 14, 2017 (strings), February 8 and 11, 2017 (woodwinds), and March 8 and 11, 2017 (brass) at 10am and 11am at the Zimmermann Symphony Center; and the Kinder Concert – a full orchestra performance for children ages 3-6 on May 3, 2017 at 9:45 and 10:45am at the Cultural Center for the Arts (1001 Market Ave. N, Canton).  The Education programs are open to school groups and the public.

The funding will also allow nearly 900 students attending Stark County Head Start programs to experience the SymphonyLand trios and Kinder Concert.

Reservations are required for all of the Education programs.  Tickets for the MasterWorks concerts, reservations for the Education programs and a full schedule of Canton Symphony events are available atwww.cantonsymphony.org, by calling 330-452-2094 or at the Zimmermann Symphony Center – 2331 17th Street NW in Canton – weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

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, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio. Parking at the Zimmermann Symphony Center is free. For more information, please visitwww.CantonSymphony.org.

Music Literature and Art Combine for Kinder Concert

The Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present its 44th annual Kinder Concert, titled “Touch the Brightest Star” on April 13 at 9:45 and 10:45am and on April 14 at 9:45am in the Great Court of Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.  The full-orchestra concert is designed to engage and educate children in grades Pre-K through First and will be conducted by CSO Associate Conductor Dr. Rachel L. Waddell.
The CSO has been performing the Kinder Concert annually since 1978. This year’s concert features the children’s book Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson, an interactive story that invites the children to be part of the magic of the night sky. Dr. Waddell will read the book during the concert and conduct the orchestra in excerpts from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  CSO Director of Education and Community Engagement Lisa Boyer explains, “This delightful book asks children to touch, tap, blink, whisper, and more to make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise.  Language arts and science concepts are introduced through an engaging book and Mendelssohn’s music works extremely well with it and allows the children to hear all the wonderful sounds in the orchestra.  And we are so pleased that local artist Joe Martino will also be featured as he ‘paints along’ during the performance, creating a special piece of art inspired by the book and music.”
The Kinder Concert programs are open to the public as well as school groups.  Tickets are $5 for each performance and can be purchased online at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm.  There is a special rate for school groups – call Lisa Boyer at 330-452-3434 ext. 604 for more information.
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 Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio  44708.

SymphonyLand Series Begins its Sixth Year

After six years bringing music to children ages 3 to 6 years, the SymphonyLand Series is going strong! Presented by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and sponsored in part by The Hoover Foundation, SymphonyLand trios introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format created specifically to engage young listeners. The series begins with the string trio on Wednesday January 13 and Saturday January 16 at 10am and 11am each day in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW, Canton).

“We began SymphonyLand six years ago as somewhat of an experiment,” says Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the CSO. “We’ve kept it going because this format has been well-received by both educators and parents for engaging children and generating their interest in music.” Each trio performance incorporates an age-appropriate story book along with educational components in music, reading and social studies.

This year, the trios will be utilizing books from Barefoot Books. The string trio begins the series on January 13 and 16 with I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur. On February 17 and 20, the woodwind trio will perform along with the book Elusive Moose and the brass trio performances on March 9 and 12 will feature Hidden Hippo. The SymphonyLand trio performances are offered at 10:00 and 11:00am each day.

All of the SymphonyLand concepts and instrument families will come together on April 13 at 9:30 and 10:30am for the Kinder Concert which features the full orchestra. The program, conducted by Associate Conductor Rachel Waddell, will include the book Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson. This year, local artist Joe Martino will paint a new piece of art during the performances bringing the story and music together with a unique visual element. The Kinder Concert is held at Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.

All of the SymphonyLand and Kinder Concert programs are open to the public as well as school groups. Tickets are $5 for each performance or $15 for the entire series which includes one performance of each trio and the Kinder Concert. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm. There is a special rate for school groups – call Lisa Boyer at 330-452-3434 ext. 604 for more information.

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 Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW, Canton, OH 44708.