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The Canton Symphony Orchestra is one of the most highly respected small-budget symphony orchestras in the United States. With musical leadership from nationally-recognized conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann – now in his 34th year as Music Director – the CSO is ranked by the region’s leading musicians as second only to the Cleveland Orchestra in this part of the state.
Formed in 1937, the CSO gave its first concert on February 16, 1938 under the direction of Richard Oppenheim. Louis Lane, Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, became its second Music Director in 1949. His tenure initiated a period of several decades while George Szell was Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, when the Cleveland Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor would systematically be appointed Music Director of the Canton Symphony. After George Szell’s death in 1971, Robert Marcellus was appointed Music Director, to be followed by Thomas Michalak, Exxon Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony, in 1976. Gerhardt Zimmermann, then Associate Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony, succeeded Michalak in 1980.
The Canton Youth Symphony was founded in 1961, followed by the formation of The Symphony League of Canton in 1963 and the Canton Symphony Chorus in 1983. Now in its 77th Season, the Canton Symphony is a fully professional ensemble, and all of its members are members of the American Federation of Musicians. Their wages and working conditions are governed by a contract negotiated with Local 111 of the American Federation of Musicians.
In fulfillment of its mission, the Orchestra has provided educational programs to the Greater Stark County region since 1971. Supported by a larger education staff than any other Stark County arts organization, all programs are aligned with national and state curriculum standards, including the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and the recently adopted Ohio state content standards in English, language arts, math, science, social studie
|Misja||Incorporated in 1938, the Canton Symphony Orchestra Association’s Mission is to perform and present live orchestral music at the highest possible artistic level to enrich, entertain, educate, engage and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings. We will thereby serve our community, manage our resources responsibly, and be accountable to our donors, audiences, employees and volunteers.|
The Canton Symphony Orchestra administration offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St NW, Canton OH 44708. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm. Our box office is open Monday-Friday 10am - 2pm.
Our MasterWorks series is performed in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall on the campus of McKinley Senior High School.
For more information, please visit our website at www.cantonsymphony.org
Michelle Mullaly, Executive Director
|Produkty||Major programs include classical concerts, educational, chamber orchestra, pops, choral, and various other concerts and lecture/demos which we present to a combined annual audience of approximately 75,000. The Orchestra also maintains its own chorus, youth orchestra, and steel band program.|