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Enjoy some Popular Classics by the Canton Youth Symphonies

Released February 15, 2017

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Enjoy some “Popular Classics” with the Canton Youth Symphonies

CANTON, OH (February 15, 2016) – Have you ever been told “You’ll know that piece when you hear it”?  Or have you heard a popular piece of classical music repertoire and wondered what the exact name was?  The Canton Youth Symphonies hope to help you out with this for their winter concert full of “Popular Classics!”  On February 26, 2017, Dr. Rachel Waddell leads her Youth Orchestras through a series of popular pieces from the classical music library, as well as some newer blockbuster hits for the audience.  The concert starts at 5pm at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton OH, 44708.

The concert features all three youth symphonies – Canton Youth Strings, Canton Youth Symphony (CYS) and Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra (CYSAO).  Dr. Waddell has programed a selection of well-known works for each orchestra, such as selections from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, popular hits from Star Wars, Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, one of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet suites, and the audience favorite Jupiter from the Holst Suite The Planets

The Canton Youth Strings consists of beginning violin, viola, cello and bass students in grades 2-6 while the Canton Youth Symphony is a full orchestra of intermediate level students in grades 6-9.  The Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of students in grades 9-12 who perform at an advanced level.

Tickets for the concert are $5 each.  All seating for the performance is general admission.  Tickets are available online at, by phone at 330-452-2094 (weekdays 9am-5pm), or at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall box office beginning one hour before the performance time.

Founded in 1962, the Canton Youth Symphonies offer aspiring young musicians a professional learning environment focused on the highest artistic standards. Its participants rehearse weekly in preparation for three concerts annually, and students have the opportunity to work closely with Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians and guest artists. There is no minimum age requirement for CYS.  Membership in CYS is by audition only.  Auditions are normally held in late summer, however interested students may be allowed to audition for the ensemble at any point during the school year. An audition may be arranged by calling the Canton Symphony Office at 330-452-3434 ext. 604.

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.



Dan Cavalancia, Marketing Manager

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