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Stow Symphony Orchestra to open 19th season on Oct. 8

Published: October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

The Stow Symphony Orchestra announces its fall concert offering to open its 19th season. Under the baton of Music Director Darrell Lee Music, the concert will be performed at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 East Ave, Tallmadge, on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature:

Haydn's powerful Symphony No. 92 in G Major. The symphony is called the "Oxford" because Haydn reportedly conducted it at a ceremony in 1791 in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford University.

The Fugue from Charles Ives' Fourth Symphony, This movement of a complex symphonyis distinguished by a rhythmic plan in which there is a division between the main orchestra and a separate group of percussionists. Maintaining the timing ratios between the two groups is one of the chief challenges of performing the movement, providing the audience with an exciting listening experience.

Brahms' First Piano Concerto. This work reflects Brahms' effort to combine the piano with the orchestra as equal partners in a symphonic structure. Most notable are its scale and grandeur, as well as the thrilling technical difficulties it presents. Particularly noteworthy are the calm and dreamlike,"adagio", and the final movement "rondo" which one reviewer described as "healthy, exuberant creativity".

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Pianist Paolo Tatafiore returns from an extended stay in Europe for a second performance with the Stow Symphony. Internationally acclaimed as a performer and teacher, he comes from a family of composers, pianists, conductors and painters

Tickets for the upcoming concert, available at the door, are priced at $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Due to limited seating, advance purchase of tickets is advisable.

Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.StowOrchestra.org/tickets.htm, or by calling 330-678-0029, or in limited numbers at the door. For group rates call 330-678-0029.


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