Canton Symphony Orchestra Unveils New Zimmermann Symphony Center
After much anticipation, the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is opening the doors of the Zimmermann Symphony Center to the public.
From 1-3 pm on Sunday, July 13, 2014, the CSO is inviting the community into its new home for an Ice Cream Social. The open house will feature a tour of the orchestra's newest facilities, catering by Canton's own Taggarts Ice Cream, and a chance to win one of several door prizes. The event promises to be exciting for anyone with a love for the orchestra or a love for quality ice cream. An RSVP for the free event can be made by calling the CSO office at 330-452-3434 by July 10th.
The construction of Zimmermann Symphony Center, named after long time music director Gerhardt Zimmermann, is the result of a collaboration between the Canton City School District, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Greater Stark community. Located adjacent to McKinley High School, the "Z" serves as a 22,000 sq ft addition to the newly renovated Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. With administrative offices, a music library, an education program area, and a multi-purpose reception hall the building will help improve the Canton Symphony Orchestra's activities in the community. By giving the orchestra the tools for growth, the CSO hopes to further its mission of enriching the lives of members of the Canton community through the power of music.
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.