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
2331 17th St NW, Canton 44708
February 13, 2017
Cleveland International Piano Competition
Pierre van der Westhuizen, President & CEO
A representative from this esteemed competition will enlighten us on the piano competition and the journey of its participants.
March 13, 2017
The Emergence of the Trombone in Classical Music
Tom Pylinski, Principal Trombone, Canton Symphony Orchestra
"In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst."
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.
T. K. and Faye A. Heston