MasterWorks II: Baroque Bash
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 7:30PM
A graphic depicting an empty cathedral bursting with light. Baroque Bash is spelled out in the middle with period-specific flourishes.


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Conducted by Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann.

Long-time Canton Symphony piccolo player, Julie Sarver, is featured on Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major. Rameau is Maestro Zimmermann’s favorite composer from the Baroque period. For this concert, he has assembled an original suite of selections from Rameau’s ballets and operas, which will be performed together for the first time. Also on this concert is the Overture in C Major by Marianna Martinez, a little-known 18th-century female composer who was an acquaintance of Mozart and Haydn. The concert concludes with Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” which was originally used as the soundtrack to an 18th century fireworks display.


March de Triumphant…………………………..Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Overture in C Major……………………………….Marianna Martines
Concerto for Piccolo………………………………Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 11……………….George Frideric Handel
Suite from Ballets and Operas……………..Jean-Phillipe Rameau
Suite from the Royal Fireworks…………..George Frideric Handel



Julie Johnson Sarver is a flutist in The Canton Symphony Orchestra, where she has played both flute and piccolo since 1987. She is an active free-lance musician and has performed with The Akron Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Opera and The Cleveland Opera, in addition to recitals, concerts and weddings throughout Ohio. Sarver also holds the position of Teaching Artist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra Education Department and teaches through a collaboration with the Artful Living Program in the Massillon City School District.

Sarver is currently the Professor of Flute at Malone University where she teaches Applied Flute, Flute Pedagogy and directs the Flute Ensemble, in addition to operating a large private studio in her home.
Sarver holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Indiana University. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family. Julie lives in North Canton with her husband Dennis, son Tommy who is a senior at Hoover High School, and their puppy Charley. They also have two sons, Tyler and Timothy, who live in Columbus and attend The Ohio State University.


Marianna Martines was born Anna Katharina Martinez on May 4, 1744, in Vienna. Her father was a military officer, giving Martines access to some of the most elite artists in Austria. Martines showed great musical gifts from a young age, so much so that their neighbor Metastasio, an Italian poet and family friend, took responsibility for her education.

Growing up, Martines lived in an apartment block in the center of Vienna. Upstairs in the attic lived the struggling young composer Franz Joseph Haydn. Haydn gave Martines keyboard lessons and accompanied her on harpsichord when she performed as a vocalist. Marianna Martines returned his teaching by introducing the young musician to composers Johann Adolph Hasse and Guiseppe Bono, giving Haydn connections that would make his career flourish.