Canton Symphony Orchestra Starts Its Masterworks Series

Canton Symphony Orchestra Starts Its Masterworks Series


Canton Symphony Orchestra starts its MasterWorks Series

CANTON, OH (September 30, 2017) –The Canton Symphony Orchestra opens its classical MasterWorks Series with a concert full of audience favorites, with former concertmaster Lauren Roth returning to make the evening even more special. The CSO starts the classical part of its season onOctober 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. This concert is sponsored in part by the generosity of Mark Beverly Belgya and Larry & Nancy Hoover.

Lauren Roth is concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was named Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Arizona beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Prior to these positions, she was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony. In May 2013, Ms. Roth earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, and she was accepted into his prestigious Concertmaster Academy. She was a member of the Cleveland Pops orchestra and a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra.

Ms. Roth has appeared as soloist with Philharmonia Northwest, Thalia Symphony, Canton Symphony, Sierra Vista Symphony and the Tucson Symphony. In 2013 she attended the Tanglewood Music Center and received the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. An avid teacher and chamber musician, Ms. Roth was an adjunct faculty member at Holy Names Academy in Seattle and has served on the faculty of Icicle Creek Music Center and the International Lyric Academy in Italy. She enjoys spending the summer in Prague, Czech Republic and Bellingham, WA where she is a faculty member at the Prague Summer Nights Festival and the Marrowstone Music Festival respectively. Ms. Roth has performed at the San Juan Island Chamber Music series, Lexington Bach festival, Mainly Mozart festival, St. Andrew’s Bach Society and Tanglewood Music Center and has collaborated and performed with renowned artists including Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Ron Patterson, William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, André Watts and Lynn Harrell.

The evening starts with the captivating Second Essay by American composer Samuel Barber, and then Lauren Roth joins the orchestra on stage for Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3. After the intermission, the CSO will perform two of Respighi’s tone poems meant to show off the splendor of Rome – Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. Both pieces call for large orchestral forces, and will show off the power of the CSO and how colorful orchestral writing can truly be. The audience will enjoy a musical adventure through many famous spots in Rome, as told through the music of Respighi.

Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on October 14, 2017 range in price from $28-$48 and are available online at by phone at 330-452-2094 or in person at the Canton Symphony Orchestra administrative offices in the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW in Canton weekdays 9am-5pm.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 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, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.



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