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Put on your Dancing Shoes with the CSO
CANTON, OH (Mar. 2, 2018) – The Canton Symphony Orchestra has an evening of passionate works to entice audience members. The orchestra features the sensual sounds of the cello from guest artist Julia Bruskin, as well as romance from Brahms and sultry dances from Ginastera on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. This concert is sponsored in part by the generosity of the W. Henry Hoover Foundation.
The sixth concert of their season opens with Serenade No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. Known for his lush passionate melodies, Brahms had a knack for writing music that reached into the hearts of listeners and tugged at the romance inside of them. After the opening, the orchestra will be joined by cellist Julia Bruskin performing Haydn’s first cello concerto. While Haydn’s music is often considered light and even humorous at times, the tone of Bruskin’s cello is sure to bring a dark, rich character to the performance. To end the concert, the CSO will perform four dances from Ginastera’s ballet Estancia. Ginastera brings his Argentinian flair to all of his compositions, and the dances are sure to have the audience joining in from their seats.
While Ms. Bruskin is in Canton, she will also lead a master class for string students at Malone University on Saturday, March 24 from 11am – 1pm. This is free to anyone who wishes to attend.
Debuting with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, our soloist for the evening, Julia Bruskin, has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall and has also been soloist with the Nashville Symphony, Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Pacific Symphony among others. Her recent CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare Magazine for its “exquisite beauty of sound and expression”.
Ms. Bruskin plays frequent solo recitals with her husband, Aaron Wunsch, and together they are joint artistic directors of the Skaneateles Festival in the Finger Lakes region of New York. A frequent guest at summer music festivals, Ms. Bruskin has performed at La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Saratoga, Bard, and Norfolk, and toured with the Musicians from Ravinia. Ms. Bruskin has taught at the Juilliard Pre-College and Queens College, and given master classes at the Eastman School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, and Duke University. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms Bruskin’s teachers have included Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, Andres Diaz, Norman Fischer, and Nancy Hair. She completed the five-year double degree program at Juilliard and Columbia University. In addition to performing with the Claremont Trio and playing recitals with her husband, Aaron Wunsch, Ms. Bruskin plays with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Tickets for the Canton Symphony Orchestra concert on March 25, 2018 range in price from $28-$48 and 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 celebrating its 80th anniversary 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 www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.