SymphonyLand Trio Performances for Children

The Canton Symphony Orchestra will present its SymphonyLand trio performances to children ages 3 to 6 beginning in January.  The SymphonyLand trios, sponsored in part by The Hoover Foundation, introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format created specifically to engage young listeners.  The series begins with the string trio on Wednesday January 9 and Saturday January 12 at 10am and 11am each day in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW, Canton).  The programs are free and open to the public.

As in the past, each trio performance incorporates an age-appropriate story book along with educational components in music and reading.  This year, the trios will be utilizing books featuring the character Splat the Cat.  The string trio begins the series on January 9 and 12 with Splat the Cat Dreams Big.  On February 6 and 9, the woodwind trio will perform along with the book Splat the Cat Goes to the Doctor and the brass trio performances on March 6 and 9 will feature Splat the Cat Oopsie Daisy.   The SymphonyLand trio performances are offered at 10:00 and 11:00am each day.

All of the SymphonyLand instrument families come together on April 17 and 18 at 9:45 and 10:45am for the Kinder Concert which features the full orchestra.  The program, conducted by Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, will explore connections between music and early reading fundamentals.  The Kinder Concert is held at Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.  It is open to school groups and the public.

Reservations for all attendees are recommended for the public and required for school groups.  They can be made online at or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094 weekdays 9am – 5pm.  Reservations for smaller groups are recommended in order to ensure adequate seating.

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, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.