The CSO explores the themes of Beethoven’s Eroica

The Canton Symphony Orchestra‘s upcoming concert promises a night full of the popular romantic era composers Beethoven and Strauss.  This concert, showing off Beethoven’s habit of “stealing” his own music and reusing it, is on January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.
This concert is the fourth MasterWorks concert for the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and is their first full orchestra concert of 2019.   Maestro Zimmermann will take the audience on a musical journey, showing how a single theme can be carried through many different compositions, and sometimes is even “borrowed” by other composers.
To open the evening, the Canton Symphony Orchestra will perform the last movement from Beethoven’s ballet The Creatures of Prometheus.  This movement contains a theme that Beethoven will come to use multiple times in his compositions, but specifically in his third symphony, entitled “Eroica”.  After Maestro Zimmermann introduces the audience to this theme, he will show an example of how the theme is picked up by another composer, Richard Strauss.  Strauss takes this theme, by then made famous in “Eroica”, and use it to create a piece of music that transforms it into something that sounds more like Strauss.  After intermission, the audience will enjoy the culmination of this theme as written by Beethoven in his third symphony.  Considered one of the first true romantic era symphonies, this work is a masterpiece in the symphonic literature and shows off Beethoven’s true skill as an orchestral composer.
Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on January 26, 2019 range in price from $28-$48 and are available online at, 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 celebrating its 81st season and 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 visit 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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