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An Evening of Organ and Orchestra

An Evening of Organ and Orchestra

January 25 @ 7:30 pm

Umstattd Performing Arts Hall | Directions

Organ and Orchestra? Yes please! Canton Symphony Orchestra will share the stage with Heather Cooper, 2018 Music Teacher of the Year finalist and revered organist to produce a sound so epic that it resonates in your very soul. There is no other force in music more powerful than this fusion of instruments.

Heather Cooper is a multi-faceted musician with a passion for both performing and teaching. She currently serves as Interim Organist at Christ Presbyterian Church in downtown Canton, which houses a four manual, 72 rank Schantz organ. She has performed with Canton Symphony Orchestra before as keyboardist and was the accompanist for the Canton Symphony Chorus for several years.

Cooper is Principal Conductor for Summit Choral Society, where she conducts the flagship children’s choir ensemble, Performance Choir. Under her direction, the choir has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry, as well as sung with the Canton Symphony and Akron Symphony. The choir has performed by invitation at the Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference and the Ohio Choral Directors Association Annual Conference.

Also this evening, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, along with the Canton Museum of Art and the Massillon Museum, will honor arts educators. The purpose of this annual event is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music and art education as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to arts education. Following intermission, the finalists for the two awards will be announced along with the two winners.

Concert Prelude with David Kienzle starts at 6:30pm

Berlioz                                              Roman Carnival Overture
Guilmant                                          Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra
Widor/arr. Proulx                          Toccata from Symphony No. 5
Saint-Saens                                      Symphony No. 3

Individual tickets $28 / $38 / $48
Student Tickets (18+ with ID): $10
Student RUSH (18+ with ID): FREE! Available at box office one hour prior to concert
Children 17 and under: Free!

*Children’s tickets available over the phone or at the box office*

Box Office, 330-452-2094


Richard Strauss (arr. Zimmermann)
Solemn Entrance of the Knights of the Order of Saint John

Alexandre Guilmant
Concerto No. 1 for Orchestra and Orgran

Charles-Marie Widor (arr. Zimmermann)
Toccata for Organ and Orchestra (from Symphony No. 5)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3

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