Michael Jackson Comes to Canton, Ohio

Michael Jackson did it all when it came to pop music in the 80s and 90s.  He was a true performer – a singer, songwriter, and dancer-earning him the name “The King of Pop.”  The Canton Symphony Orchestra shows off his iconic music with the orchestra in the upcoming concert “For Michael – The Music of Michael Jackson” on Sept. 22, 2018 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall (2323 17th Street NW, Canton).  The concert is presented with support from News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1.

The Canton Symphony Orchestra joins forces with fan favorite Jeans ‘n Classics, the same nationally known band that partnered with the orchestra for popular concerts in the past such as
Music of Queen and Music of Led Zeppelin. The set list includes popular hits like Billie Jean, I’ll Be There, Beat it, and Thriller.  The music will cross over most of Michael Jackson’s career, covering his beginnings in Motown clear through his later hits as an established pop musician.  Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz returns to the podium to lead the orchestra through their first pops concert of the season.

For pre-concert festivities, the CSO will co-host the “Black or White” VIP pre-party with WHBC.  The pre-party takes place at 6:00 at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (adjacent to Umstattd Hall at 2331 17
th Street NW – Canton).  Attendees will enjoy food, a cash bar, a DJ, local personalities and a chance to see the band before the concert.

Tickets for the concert range from $22 to $32 while tickets for the “Black or White” VIP Party are $15. All tickets are available online at
www.cantonsymphony.org, 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 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 at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (adjacent to McKinley High School). Parking at the Zimmermann Symphony Center is free. For more information, please visit