Concert to be held at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The Baroque Era (which ran from the 17th century to the early 18th century) gave us great composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Corelli. The term itself was originally translated from Portuguese as “an imperfect pearl” and in music was defined as works that exhibited excessive ornamentation or complexity. In its day it is thought to have been a derogatory term but over the years it has come to be seen as a definition of music that is a challenge to the artists but greatly appreciated by the audience because of this complexity.
On Sunday, November 3, 2013, the Canton Symphony Orchestra will be showcasing various baroque pieces as part of its MasterWorks Concert Series. The program will include such favorites such as Jeremiah Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary”, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” and Handel’s “Water Music”.
The featured performer of the evening will be Soprano Erin Cooper Gay who will be singing arias from Rinaldo and Sampson as well as Bach’s Coffee Cantata. Ms. Gay is a former principal French horn player for the Canton Symphony Orchestra and returns as a world renowned soprano having toured Europe with Bernard Labadie’s Violons du Roy (playing French horn) and singing in his Chapell de Quebec show (as a soprano) performing Messiah and Bach’s “St. John Passion” with the latter tour ending up at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets for the concert range from $25-$45. There are senior, student and group discounts available. Dress is casual and the concert is appropriate for ages 8 and older. Tickets and the full concert season schedule are available online at www.CantonSymphony.org, by calling 330-452-2094, at the box office window located inside the Cultural Center for the Arts (weekdays 10am-2pm), or by walk-up.
The orchestra has also implemented “Student Rush” pricing this year. Beginning one hour prior to any MasterWorks concert, students may purchase any available ticket for only $10 when they show a valid student ID at the Box Office.
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain. Under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann, the orchestra performs classical, pops, holiday, and educational programs. Most performances are in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (at McKinley High School across from C.T. Branin Natatorium). Parking at McKinley High School is free. For more information, please visit www.CantonSymphony.org.