Music History with MJ RETURNS to the Canton Symphony Orchestra in glorious fashion. Explore the finest nuances of music with Stark county’s premiere scholar of the arts, M.J. Albacete. He will explore the vast orchestral canon and the historical context behind the music we all know, or have yet to know, and love.
Any and all are welcome to attend this lecture series. It is FREE to register, but you must sign-up at least two hours before the lecture begins. Light refreshments and snacks will be available at no cost and for purchase.
If you have any questions or would like to reserve your seats over the phone, please call 330-452-2094.
Museum administrator, writer, arts scholar, and educator, Manuel Joseph Albacete was born on July 23, 1939, in Canton, Ohio. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1957, Albacete served two years in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Essex. The tour of duty allowed Albacete to explore the culture of cities in Europe and the Middle East, satisfying his curiosity by visiting museums. Albacete’s interests have always leaned toward the arts, and he has traveled the world throughout his life. It’s not surprising that he is revered as Canton’s Renaissance man.
Albacete lives in North Canton with his wife and is very active in the arts community. He also serves as adjunct professor in the Art Department of Kent State University Stark Campus.
At the CSO, M.J. leads our pre-concert lectures. Prior to all MasterWorks concerts, we feature a preconcert lecture called “Performance Preludes,” which is free to all ticket buyers, All talks occur one hour prior to the concert in The Martino Bar. These discussions provide a more in-depth look into the music being performed that evening and give our concertgoers more to listen for during the concerts.