Divergent Sounds: 80s Indie Pop Meets the Symphony

The Canton Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of “Divergent Sounds”  on Thursday, June 13th in Foundation Hall at the Zimmermann Symphony Center, featuring Akron band The Ledges. These Ohio natives are known for their unique combination of Indie Pop music fused with 80s elements like synth instrumentation.  This groundbreaking new series has been a huge hit with fans of not only the orchestra and guest bands, but people interested in live, local music in Northeast Ohio.  This concert series is presented in collaboration with 91.3 The Summit and with the generous support of Mark & Beverly Belgya.

The Ledges include Ohio Natives Andy Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Cory Heddleston, and Trevor Burke. Following the successful release of their debut album Homecoming, the band has regrouped and spent some intentional time refining their sound. After hitting the studio and spending time with producer Jeremy Steckel, The Ledges built off the sound of Homecoming and added more power, dynamics, and overall musicianship to their writing process. The rawness of the Indie Rock Scene combined with the sheen of polished pop production and synth instrumentation makes for a dreamy, yet hard hitting journey for the listener.

Substream Magazine had this to say about The Ledges after the release of Homecoming:

“What is it the makes an artist or group stand out from the countless others competing for our attention at any given moment? The answer may be different for everyone, but in my mind it always comes back to where the talent in question sources their material. When musicians find way to tap into the purest of human emotion and translate that feeling into a song it’s as if you’ve witnessed the most elaborate of magic tricks. For a few minutes you are able to feel more connected to the world at large because someone, or some group, has shared an experience or moment or emotion that you have felt as well. This is the kind of art the members of Ledges aspired to create with each release, and they have certainly achieved that goal with their debut album.”

This is our final Divergent Sound Series for the 2018-19 season.  We kick off in September with singer/songwriter J. D. Eicher.   All of our Divergent Sounds concerts are at 7:30 at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.

Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on June 13th, 2018 are $10 and are available online at www.cantonsymphony.org, by phone at 330-452-2094 or in person at the Canton Symphony Orchestra Box Office in the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW in Canton weekdays 9am-5pm.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra 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 visitwww.cantonsymphony.org 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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