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!
2022-2023 Concerts

Fall 2022

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Monday, November 14, 2022
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Concert Program

    • Modest Mussorgsky/arr. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov : Night on Bald Mountain
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air, Op. 63
    • Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor

Canton Youth Strings & Canton Youth Symphony

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

CYS Program

    • Charles Gounod/arr. Steven Rosenhaus: Funeral March for a Marionette
    • Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Richard Meyer: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
    • Johannes Brahms/arr. John Whitney: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
    • Gustav Holst/arr. Roy Philippe: Song Without Words
    • Mihkail Ippolitov-Ivanov/arr. Merle J. Isaac : Procession of the Sardar from Caucasian Sketches
    • Modest Mussorgsky/arr. David E. Stone: The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition
    • Antonín Dvořák/arr. Vernon Leidig: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World” – IV. Allegro con fuoco

Winter 2023

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Monday, February 13, 2023
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Concert Program

    • Emily Rutherford: At Shakespeare’s Tomb
    • Antonín Dvořák: Othello, Op. 93
    • Franz Liszt: Hamlet
    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Canton Youth Strings & Canton Youth Symphony

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

CYS Program

    • Jacques Offenbach/arr. Clark McAllister: The Can Can
    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky/arr. William Rich: Symphony No. 5 – II. Andante cantabile
    • Heikki Suolahti: Sinfonia Piccola

Spring 2023

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra

Monday, May 8, 2023
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

Concert Program

    • Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture
    • Tyler Kowal: New Work/World Premiere
    • Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
    • Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)

Canton Youth Strings & Canton Youth Symphony

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
7pm – Umstattd Performing Arts Hall

CYS Program

    • Haydn Wood: Mannin Veen
    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Theme and Variations
    • TBD 
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.