Canton Youth Symphonies Concerts
Each Canton Youth Symphony ensemble presents three concerts a year. Join us to hear high quality music performed by students from all around Stark County and beyond!
2023-2024 Concerts

FALL 2023

TICKETING
New this year is the option to purchase tickets for both concerts at a discounted rate.


Presale
…………………………………………..$7 ($12 for both)
At the door…………………………………$10 ($17 for both)

Canton Youth Strings and Canton Youth Symphony

Sunday, November 19, 2023 | 4:00PM
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Youth Strings Program:
Beethoven’s Ninth........................................................................Beethoven
arr. Paul Lavender
Ecossaise in G..................................................................................Beethoven
arr. Frank J. Halferty
Burst!.........................................................................................Brian Balmages

Episode, K. 216..........................................................................................Mozart
arr. Sandra Dackow



CYS Program
Hungarian Dance No. 5....................................................................Brahms
arr. Robert Bauernschmidt
Themes from Capriccio Italien...........................................Tchaikovsky
arr. Richard Meyer
Amazing Grace................................................................................Traditional
arr. Elliot Del Borgo
Simple Gifts........................................................................................Traditional
arr. Marsha Chusmir Shapiro
Peer Gynt Suite Selections..................................................................Grieg
arr. Richard Meyer
Highland Games.................................................Jesselyn Joy Dudinsky

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Sunday, November 19, 2023 | 7:00pm
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

CYSAO Program:
Toast of the Town Overture..........Quinn Mason
Les Preludes..................................................Franz Liszt
In Autumn................................................Edvard Grieg
Capriccio on Gypsy Themes.....Rachmaninoff

Winter 2024

TICKETING
New this year is the option to purchase tickets for both concerts at a discounted rate.


Presale
…………………………………………..$7 ($12 for both)
At the door…………………………………$10 ($17 for both)

Canton Youth Strings and Canton Youth Symphony

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 7:00pm
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Youth Strings Program
Three Dances from Water Music.........George Frederic Handel
arr. John Leavitt
Puppet Music ..........................................Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
arr. Jeffrey Bishop
Brahms Waltz ................................................................Johannes Brahms
arr. Robert Longfield
Can Can ..........................................................................Jacques Offenbach
arr. Andrew Balant


CYS Program
Krisanna's Colors..............................................................Robert W. Smith
Red, Yellow, Blue
Blue Tango.............................................................................Leroy Anderson
Masques Et Bergamasques.............................................Gabriel Faure

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Monday, February 26, 2024 | 7:00PM
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

CYSAO Program
Variations for Orchestra...........................................Vaughan Williams
Polovetsian Dances............................................................................Borodin
Western Suite.............................................................................................Albert
Rhapsody in Blue.............................................................................Gershwin

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Spring 2024

TICKETING
New this year is the option to purchase tickets for both concerts at a discounted rate.


Presale
…………………………………………..$7 ($12 for both)
At the door…………………………………$10 ($17 for both)

Canton Youth Strings and Canton Youth Symphony

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 7:00PM
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Program TBD

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 7:00pm
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Program TBD
Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra performs Side-by-Side with the CAnton Symphony Orchestra!
CYSAO and the professional Canton Symphony Orchestra will pe performing together at this year's Family Concert on Saturday, April 13 at 3pm. As the name suggests, students will be sitting and playing beside professional musicians of the CSO. Come see the magic on stage!
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Concert Program
__________________________________________________Florence Price: Colonial Dance _____________________________________________Gustav Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody _______________________________________________ Ina Boyle: Overture for Orchestra ___________________________________________ Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve
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Virtual Content
2021 Chamber Music Virtual Concert Recording
Concert Program
The Canton Youth Symphonies worked hard this spring to present a virtual chamber music concert, which premiered on May 2nd at 4:00 PM. The 13 chamber groups and the Youth Strings ensemble met via Zoom each week in the months of January and February.
 
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2020 CYS Virtual Concert Recording

The Canton Youth Symphonies worked hard this fall to present a virtual concert, which premiered on December 14th and 15th at 7:00 PM. The ensembles met via Zoom each week since mid-September. They participated in full orchestra rehearsal and sectionals each week, and received one-on-one coaching from music directors and four talented music education students who joined the program for the semester.
 
While the presentation of a virtual performance can come close to replicating the experience of playing in an orchestra, the sheer fact that these talented youth have still found a way to make music during these difficult times is nothing short of remarkable. Enjoy this performance, and we hope it will add a little Classical music to your life at a time when we all need it most.