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Beethoven Festival Concerts – Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall 2323 17th Street NW, Canton. The orchestra closes out its Beethoven Festival with acclaimed pianist André Watts performing Beethoven’s piano concerti numbers 4 and 5 (April 25). The festival’s final concert on April 26 includes a combined chorus, six vocal soloists and Watts on “Choral Fantasy” and the monumental Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy.” Tickets are $25-$45 and available from the box office weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 330-452-2094 or online at http://www.cantonsymphony.org/beethoven-festival.
South Pacific – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 25, at 7:05 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Based on the novel by James Michener, this fully staged performance touches upon themes of love, race and war with sensitivity and power. For tickets, call 330-535-8131 or visit http://akronsymphonyorchestra.org.
Kay Jewelers Pavilion Grand Opening – Akron Children’s Hospital
Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. 1 Perkins Square, Akron. Akron Children’s Hospital invites you to celebrate its 125th anniversary with the unveiling of its new Kay Jewelers Pavilion, a building totally unlike any other pediatric facility in this region. For details about the community grand opening event, visit http://125.akronchildrens.org.
“The Kid” Featuring Accompaniment by Peter Richard Conte – Stambaugh Auditorium
Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Written, directed and produced by – and starring – Charlie Chaplin, “The Kid” was one of the first major films that combined comedy and drama. Released in 1921, the story follows an abandoned child and the tramp who takes him in. It is considered one of the most iconic films ever made. This screening features organ accompaniment by Peter Richard Conte, grand court organist of the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia. Tickets are $5 and $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.stambaughauditorium.com or by calling 330-259 0555.
Concerts for Kids: Aesop’s Fables – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, May 5, through Thursday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in community venues throughout greater Akron The Akron Symphony Orchestra will bring Aesop’s fables to life through visual storytelling by the Magical Theatre Company, accompanied by the music of Ravel. Concerts for Kids are geared toward children ages 2 to 6. Tickets are only $5 each. More information is available at 330-535-8131 or http://www.akronsymphony.org.
Stambaugh Chorus – Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, May 17, at 5 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The spring concert features works from Joseph Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation.” There will also be a choral medley from “The Sound of Music” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the theatrical release, as well as three other opera choruses. Stambaugh Chorus is composed of individuals who wish to create a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music. All those interested are welcome to join. Tickets are $5 and $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.stambaughauditorium.com or by calling 330-259-0555.
Canton Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland International Piano Competition Young Artist’s Competition – Gartner Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Art
Thursday, May 21, at 8 p.m. 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. The final round of the CIPC Young Artist’s Competition will take place at Gartner Auditorium. Two junior candidates (ages 12 to 15) and two senior candidates (ages 16 to 18) will perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra to determine the final rankings. For more information, call 330-452-3434 or visit http://www.cantonsymphonyorchestra.org.