The History of the Trombone at ConverZations

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The Emerging Trombone at CSO ConverZations

CANTON, OHIO (March 1, 2017) – CSO Principal Trombonist Tom Pylinski speaks about the history of his instrument for the upcoming ConverZations on March 13, 2017.  ConverZations is a series of free public discussions, held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW), and features a variety of guest speakers who provide a pleasant and entertaining way for audience members to “get inside” the music. Sponsored by T. K. & Faye A. Heston and the Ada C. & Helen J. Rank Charitable Trust, the ConverZations Series will continue on the second Monday of every month until April 2017.

For the upcoming MasterWorks concert on March 25th, the audience travels through the romantic era of classical music starting with Beethoven and ending with Rossini.  Not only can audiences witness the growth of musical language through time, but the growth of the orchestra itself.  The trombone, for instance, can be seen having more influence over the orchestra later on in the romantic period, while being less noticeable, or even missing in earlier romantic works.  Tom Pylinski talks about this growing influence for our next ConverZations.

Thomas Edward Pylinski earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of Akron. He has studied with Ed Zadrozny, Steve Witser, Rick Stout, Hal Reynolds and John Marcellus. Today, Tom maintains an active career as a freelance trombonist and private music teacher in Northeast Ohio. He is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the orchestras of Cleveland, Toledo, Wheeling, Erie, and many others. In addition, he was a finalist at the 2010 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra principal trombone audition and runner-up at the 2008 Erie Philharmonic Orchestra principal trombone audition.

ConverZations attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch, and the orchestra provides coffee and a light dessert. For more information on upcoming ConverZations lectures and other events run by the Canton Symphony Orchestra, visit www.cantonsymphony.org/converzations.

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, 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.

Contact:

Dan Cavalancia

330-452-3434 x610

dcavalancia@cantonsymphony.org