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CANTON, OHIO (January 3, 2018) – After eight years bringing music to children ages 3 to 6 years, the SymphonyLand Series is going strong! Presented by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and sponsored in part by The Hoover Foundation, Arts in Stark, and T. Raymond Gregory, SymphonyLand trios introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format created specifically to engage young listeners. The series begins with the string trio on Wednesday January 10 and Saturday January 13 at 10am and 11am each day in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW, Canton).
As in the past, each trio performance incorporates an age-appropriate story book along with educational components in music, reading and social studies. This year, the trios will be utilizing books from Barefoot Books. The string trio begins the series on January 10 and 13 with I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur. On February 7 and 10, the woodwind trio will perform along with the book Elusive Moose and the brass trio performances on March 7 and 10 will feature Hidden Hippo. The SymphonyLand trio performances are offered at 10:00 and 11:00am each day.
All of the SymphonyLand instrument families come together on April 25 and 26 at 9:45 and 10:45am for the Kinder Concert which features the full orchestra. The program, conducted by Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, features a new collaboration between the CSO and Stark Parks. For this Kinder Concert, Stark Parks will bring in members of their personnel with some of their Ohio-native live animals. The Kinder Concert is held at Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.
All of the SymphonyLand and Kinder Concert programs are open to the public as well as school groups. Admission is free due to support provided by our generous sponsors listed above. Reservations for all attendees are required, and can be made online at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm. Reservations for smaller groups are recommended in order to ensure adequate seating.
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating our 80th anniversary and is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.