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Enjoy Spring Fireworks with the Canton Youth Symphonies

Released April 19, 2017

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CANTON, OH (April 19, 2017) – For the final Canton Youth Symphonies concert, the orchestras have a program full of challenging works in store for the audience.  Each group promises to wow concert-goers with a skillful demonstration of how far they have grown musically through the season.  On April 30, 2017, Dr. Rachel Waddell leads her Youth Orchestras through their season finale concert starting 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).  The youngest group has programmed movements from Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite, while the Canton Youth Symphony will perform Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Four Norwegian Dances by Dvoƙák.  The final group, the CYSAO, will be showing off a few of their graduating seniors with movements from concertos, as well as the full orchestra with Respighi’s spectacular Pines of Rome.  This concert will recognize all of the graduating seniors who have helped the youth orchestra program grow over the years, some of them continuing on into the world of music in their college plans.

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 cantonsymphony.org, 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 www.cantonsymphony.org 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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Contact:

Dan Cavalancia, Marketing Manager

330-452-3434 x610

dan@cantonsymphony.org