The popular program that combines the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park with the sounds of the orchestra starts off on June 27th with a concert at Sippo Lake Park. Summer Serenades in the Park is a free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind, and string ensembles performing all over Stark County. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite picnic food, games, and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music.
Our first concert of the series is at Sippo Lake Park, located at 5712 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44708. This concert, like all of our Summer Serenades, is an informal affair where the musicians often introduce their pieces before they perform, giving a little history about the music. If time allows, they sometimes talk briefly about their instruments and their careers as Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians as well. This concert will feature a Trombone Quartet, and will start at 6:30pm, lasting about one hour.
If any of our concerts are threatened by inclement weather, they will be moved into Foundation Hall, located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th St. NW, Canton 44708). Please check the cantonsymphony.org, starkparks.com, or call 330-452-2094 (CSO box office) or 330-409-8096 (Stark Parks’ phone line) to check for updates on concert locations.
The next two summer serenades concerts are scheduled for July, and are as follows:
July 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm Deer Creek Reservoir
14514 Price St NE, Alliance, OH 44601
July 25, 2019 @ 6:30pm Tam O’Shanter Park
5055 Hills and Dales Rd NW, Canton, OH 44708
Stark Parks mission is to preserve, manage, and connect natural areas to serve the community through recreation, conservation and education. Stark Parks offers more than 15 parks and 120 miles of hiking, bicycling, and equestrian trails and four lakes for boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. More information is available at StarkParks.com.
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). For more information, please visit www.CantonSymphony.org.