Final Four Subscriptions On Sale for Canton Symphony Orchestra's Remaining Concerts





CANTON, Ohio (December 17, 2013) - Final Four subscriptions are now on sale for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's remaining concerts in the classical MasterWorks Series (January-April). The Final Four package is a great deal for those who want to lock in limited remaining seats for concerts featuring André Watts, the Brahms German Requiem with full chorus, Béla Fleck, and a high definition NASA-created presentation ofThe Planets.



The Final Four package and concert gift certificates provide a unique and affordable present to music lovers. Both are available online at www.CantonSymphony.org. Just click on the "Tickets" icon on the home page to find these items in the events listing.



The orchestra's January 25 concert features legendary pianist André Watts who returns for the second year in a row. This year he will perform MacDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2. He played to a sellout crowd last year with a rousing crowd-pleasing response. The concert lineup also includes works from American composers Arthur Foote, Howard Hanson, and Walter Piston.



The February 16 CSO concert celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Canton Symphony Chorus as they perform Brahms' German Requiem with the orchestra. Headlined by Rachel Hall (soprano) and Brian Keith Johnson (Baritone), the Chorus will be joined by the Malone University Chorus and members of the Wooster Chorus. The program also includes Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.



Internationally-acclaimed banjoist Béla Fleck performs on the March 22 concert for a special presentation of his own The Impostor, Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra. Also featured are Béla Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances and César Franck's Symphony in d minor. (This concert has a special surprise at the end so make sure to stick around for the whole performance!)



The final concert (April 26) in the Final Four ticket package might be the most visually stimulating the Canton Symphony Orchestra has ever performed. Performed to Gustav Holst's The Planets, and created by the Houston Symphony in cooperation with NASA, this stunning production features photographs from rovers, satellites, radar images and computer-generated graphics - giving the audience the impression of circling individual planets.



The Final Four ticket package is only $70, $100 or $140 (Bronze, Silver, or Gold seats), up to a 30% savings over buying individual concert seats.



Gift Certificates are available in denominations ranging from $5 to $200 and may be combined to equal just about any amount. Certificates are good for two years from date of purchase and may be exchanged for tickets to any performance by the Canton Symphony Orchestra.



Packages, gift certificates or individual tickets are available online atwww.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. There are senior, student and group discounts available. Dress is casual and concerts are appropriate for ages 8 and older.



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 visitwww.CantonSymphony.org.




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