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A Concert of Popular Romantics

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A Concert of Popular Romantics

CANTON, OH (March 8, 2017) – For our sixth MasterWorks concert, the Canton Symphony Orchestra explores the styles of several romantic composers.  Starting with Beethoven, the CSO takes the audience through several of his contemporaries, showing the musical growth and development thanks to these masterful composers.  This all orchestral music concert is on March 25, 2017 at 8:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.  This concert is sponsored in part by the generosity of Western Reserve PBS, William P. Blair III, and Bob & Donna Leibensperger.

Not only does this concert aim to be a journey through some of the prestigious romantic composers for the orchestra, but the CSO can almost for certain guarantee everyone will recognize something on the concert.  Maestro Zimmermann leads off the concert with two selections, the Overture and the “Turkish March”, from Beethoven’s opera The Ruins of Athens.  While the opera isn’t on of Beethoven’s most popular pieces, many people know the Turkish March.  The first half concludes with the third symphony by Berwald.  While not a well-known symphony, it does help show how the orchestra started growing in size and musical depth after Beethoven showed what power a fuller orchestra could have.

After intermission, the CSO performs Liszt’s Les Preludes, a cornerstone in the romantic genre.  Many people know this piece, or at least parts of it, as it is a popular commercial piece for background music.  Finally, the CSO performs one of the most recognizable and famous pieces in the repertoire, Rossini’s William Tell Overture.  This piece has imbedded itself in our culture from the young (with Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny); to the more mature (The Lone Ranger).  Dr. Rachel Waddell, Associate Conductor of the CSO, will be giving her pre-concert lecture on this popular music at 7pm.

Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on March 25, 2017 range in price from $28-$48 and are available online at, by phone at 330-452-2094 or in person at the Canton Symphony Orchestra administrative offices in the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW in Canton weekdays 9am-5pm.

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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