History of Canton Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy this collected archive of past events of our great organization. It spans every decade since we were founded, and we will continue to add to it as we organize our physical archives.

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2000s

January 22, 2000

The Canton Symphony Orchestra celebrates the turn of the century

The Symphony League of Canton and Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermen invited concert attendees to a Millennium Celebration, Interlude: “The Future is Now!” Taking place at the Brookside Country Club, the orchestra hosted a diner, dance, and auction alongside live music with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. One of the prizes up for auction was a fully funded Radisson Cruise Lines Diamond Ship to Europe. All proceeds from the evening went to benefit the CSOs educational outreach programs.

2005

Linda Moorhouse retires as the CSO’s President and CEO

Linda Moorhouse retired as the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s President and CEO. She was with the symphony for decades and became the first paid employee. 

October 5, 2006

The Canton Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 70th Anniversary and Gerhardt Zimmerman’s 25th year as Music Director with PBS

PBS 45 & 49 made a premiere screening of the CSO’s 70th anniversary and  Gerhardt Zimmerman’s 25th year as Music Director: “A Canton Symphony Orchestra Celebration.” The program was aired for three days: Saturday, Oct. 7th @ 6:30 pm; Sunday, Oct 8th @ 10:30 pm; and Wednesday, Oct. 18th @ 10:30 pm. The screening premiered on Oct. 5 at Cable Recital Hall and was open to all CSO concert attendees. The screening featured wine and hors d’oeuvres with live cello music performed by Michael Koscso.

November 14, 2007

Rachel Meredith Fisher Renkert, President and CEO, Passes Away

On November 14, 2007, Rachel Meredith Fisher Renkert passed  away in the comfort of her home after battling a long illness. Rachel was a former board member, and later President and CEO of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. 

At the orchestra, Rachel helped bring about Kinder concerts, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Concerts in the Park. In 2003 the CSO established the Rachel Fisher Renkert Education and Outreach Fund to recognize her dedication and achievements at the symphony. Before joining us in Canton, Rachel was a businesswoman serving as the director of Fisher-Price Toys and the director of Metropolitan Industries, Inc. 

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