MasterWorks: Organ & Orchestra
Sunday, April 2, 2023 || 7:00PM

TICKETS

$10 / $20 / $30 / $50
Student Tickets (18+ with ID): FREE
Children 17 and under: FREE
* Children’s and Student tickets available over the phone or at the box office day of show with ID*
Box Office: 330-452-2094
boxoffice@cantonsymphony.org

DESCRIPTION

Canton organist, Heather Cooper, returns by popular demand! Last seen on our stage in 2020, Heather returns to perform several triumphant pieces written for organ and orchestra. Traditional composers for the organ will be heard (Strauss, Widor, Bach) alongside modern pieces.

PROGRAM

Feierlicher Einzug (Festival Procession)…………………Strauss/arr. Zimmermann
Once Upon a Castle……………………………………………………..Daugherty
Toccata for Organ & Orchestra………………………………….Widor/arr. Zimmermann
Concerto for Organ in a minor, BWV 593…………………Bach
Chaccone for Interesting Times………………………………..Robinson
Hunnenschlacht (Battle of the Huns)……………………….Liszt

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Heather Cooper is active as a church musician, educator, and performer. She currently serves as Director of Music & Organist at Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton, where her responsibilities include providing music for worship, leading the handbell and children’s choirs, and organizing the annual concert series. Heather frequently performs as keyboardist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. In 2020, she performed Guilmant’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor for Organ and Orchestra, as well as the beloved “Organ” Symphony No. 3 of Camille Saint-Saëns. She previously served as accompanist for the CSO Chorus for several years.

Heather is Principal Conductor for Summit Choral Society, where she directs the flagship children’s ensemble, Performance Choir. The group has performed locally with the Canton Symphony and Akron Symphony, and nationally at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Grand Ole Opry. The choir was invited to perform at the national conference of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators in 2019, as well as singing at the Ohio Choral Directors Conference in 2017. Heather spent sixteen years as an elementary and middle school music teacher in both public and private settings. For the Spring 2021 semester, she served as Interim Director of Choral Activities at Malone University.

Heather holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Choral Music Education from the University of South Carolina. Her Master of Music degree is in Music Education from Capital University.

 

SPONSORS

Robert Leibensperger