Canton Symphony Orchestra to play ABBA at ‘Dancing Queen’ pop show
CANTON — The 85th season of the Canton Symphony Orchestra will present an ABBA-themed pop concert on September 15.
Like last season’s Beatles pop concert, the show featuring music from the Swedish pop group will be presented by London-based company Jeans n’ Classics.
ABBA’s most popular songs include “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia”, and “Knowing Me, Knowing You”.
ABBA was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Single tickets for “Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA” and other concerts will go on sale August 15. Ticket packages, called subscriptions, are already on sale.
The concert will take place at Umstattd Hall, 2331 17th St. NW in Guangzhou, at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.
Jeans n’ Classics has previously partnered with the Canton Symphony Orchestra for pop concerts featuring the music of Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Elton John, as well as other iconic artists. The group performs as a rock band and features musicians and singers from London, Toronto and Chicago.
To purchase tickets, go to www.cantonsymphony.orgcall 330-452-2094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vindys perform with orchestra on March 15
Canton Symphony officials say the new season has several accolades.
The number of MasterWorks concerts has increased to seven. The Canton Symphony Chorus will be presented at the last concert of the season. The Vindys, a popular rock band from northeast Ohio, will perform March 15 with the orchestra in a pop show.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $55 for pop concerts, including the Holiday Pops show on Dec. 11 and “The Amazing ’80s” on Feb. 4.
Paired with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Jeans n’ Classics will perform music from Tears for Fears, The Bangles, George Michael, Prince, Heart, Bananarama, The B-52s and Cyndi Lauper.
MasterWorks ticket packages start at $60
At MasterWorks concerts, guest musicians will be present, including organist Heather Cooper, violinist Rachel Barton Pine and pianist Michelle Cann.
MasterWorks subscriptions (covering all MasterWorks concerts) start at $60 and pop concert subscriptions start at $80 for these shows.
MasterWorks single concert tickets start at $10 and single pop concert tickets start at $25.
Changes for the new season include moving classical concerts to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
“We understand that this is not the most ideal situation, but we felt it was the best choice as we continue to face growing pains here on our campus,” said Michelle Charles, President and chief executive of the symphony orchestra. message to patrons.
“The youth pitches and stadium continue to be regularly booked throughout the year, and Sunday tends to be the busiest day,” she wrote. “We hope this will lead to fewer headaches when it comes to finding a place to park.”
Concerts include Westwater Arts with photochoreography
MasterWorks’ first concert will be on October 2 with Joshua Roman performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor. Other works include Made in America (Joan Tower) and Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 in A major (Beethoven).
The November 20 MasterWorks performance features Rachel Barton Pine performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op. 47 in D minor. Other works include Overture on America the Beautiful (Wang Jie) and Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky).
This concert will also be the subject of a collaboration with the Musée d’art cantonal and the Musée Massillon. Both will choose pieces from their own collections to present at Pictures at an Exhibition.
On January 22, Canadian pianist Sheng Cai will perform Saint Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103 in F major. Other works include a world premiere by Dallas-based composer Quinn Mason and Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov).
March 5, Western Waters Arts will perform two of their star pieces. The concert will include works by Gershwin, Still, Copland, Ballard, Revueltas, Chavez and Moncayo.
Westwater Arts specializes in symphonic photochoreography, a performance art that combines evocative panoramic photography with live classical music.
Images of Mexico, both modern and ancient, will be projected above the stage and choreographed to the music.
On April 2, local organist Heather Cooper will perform a full program of works including pieces by Strauss, Daugherty, Widor, Bach and Liszt.
Divergent Sounds Shows Features East 9th, Bethany Joy, Ben Gage
Also returning is the Divergent Sounds series, where instrumentalists from the Canton Symphony Orchestra join local and regional rock, pop and alternative music groups on a smaller scale and in an intimate setting.
Shows include Indré on October 20; East 9th on November 10; Bethany Joy on February 9; Ben Gage on March 23; and The Modern Electric on April 13.
Tickets are $20 for Divergent Sounds concerts and are available online or at the door, though shows may sell out. For more information, visit www.cantonsymphony.org/divergent-sounds-series/ or call the box office at 330-452-2094.
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