2016-2017 Season


Bring your lunch and join the ConverZation on various topics related to the world of music!  This series of FREE discussions is held the second Monday of each month, September - April.  The CSO provides coffee and light desserts. 

2nd Monday of Every Month

Zimmermann Symphony Center
Foundation Hall
2331 17th St NW, Canton 44708



2016-17 Schedule


April 10, 2017

Death as Public Art: Secular Humanism and the Requiems of Berlioz, Brahms, and Verdi

Grant Cook, Director of Choral Activities, University of Mount Union
The Requiem Mass settings of Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, and Giuseppe Verdi are deeply religious works, each imbued with a profound sense of spirituality. Interestingly, however, each was composed by a self-professed nonbeliever, a secular humanist, if you will. This presentation explores the common yet colorful threads that tie together these three choral-orchestral masterworks and their celebrated composers.

Sponsored by:

T. K. and Faye A. Heston
Ada C. and Helen J. Rank Charitable Trust