The mission of the Canton Symphony Orchestra is both simple and lofty. “Perform and present at the highest possible artistic level live orchestral music to enrich, entertain, educate and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings.”
A small-scale symphony concert is coming to a park near you. This summer marks the fifth season of the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Serenades in the Park series, which offers free family-friendly concerts in Stark Parks. Concerts begin June 27 and run through the beginning of September.
The Canton Symphony Orchestra isn’t worried about drawing a crowd this month. “Tchaikovsky is always a fan favorite,” said Dan Cavalancia, marketing manager. “We’re joking that we don’t need to advertise this a lot because the name itself will do it.”
Music is in Tom Pylinski’s bones. The principal trombonist for the Canton Symphony Orchestra first picked up the instrument in the fourth grade, following in his brother, also a trombone player’s, footsteps.
Thomas Bernabei became Canton’s 60th mayor in January. The inauguration served as a homecoming for the 1964 Lehman High School graduate who served the city for two decades before taking over as the interim leader of the county’s transit system and being elected Stark County commissioner.
Bow ties, B-I-N-G-O and Bourbon was held in October at Glenmoor Country Club. Proceeds from this first-time fundraising event benefited the education and outreach programs of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Cats on Holiday entertained with its lively and interactive zydeco style.