The Canton Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist, actor, and educator Theron Brown to our monthly ConverZations series on Nov. 12th at Zimmermann Symphony Center at noon. Mr. Brown’s lecture comes shortly before our November 18th MasterWorks concert, which features George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a piece known for its blending of both classical and jazz music into Gershwin’s unique compositional voice. Theron Brown plans to discuss how improvising in music can be used in topics outside of music, and how it relates to people and life in general. As he talks and gives live musical examples, Mr. Brown hopes the audience will come away from this session with a unique and imaginative perspective about jazz and the art of improvising as a human trait.
Theron currently resides in Akron, Ohio, where he is a professor of Jazz Piano at Kent State University and Youngstown State University, and he is immensely involved in promoting jazz and classical music. He takes pride in teaching young musicians the fundamentals of music, and volunteering his musical talent at community activities, while uplifting the Northeastern Ohio region with his sound. Theron is the founder of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival, which takes place in Akron, Ohio’s downtown historic district. Theron stringently continues to dedicate his life to the infinite pursuit of musical knowledge.
ConverZations is a series of free public discussions, held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW) and scheduled the second Monday of every month through April 2019. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to the lecture, and the CSO provides coffee and light desserts. For more information on upcoming ConverZations lectures and other Canton Symphony Orchestra events, visit www.cantonsymphony.org.
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 www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.