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AYS Fall Concert

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The AYS opens the season with a special concert at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton.

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AYS Fall Concert


November 11, 2018
3:00 pm
$5.00 – $35.00
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MAPS Air Museum
2260 International Pwky.
North Canton, OH 44720 United States
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The Akron Youth Symphony will open its performance season with a special concert on November 11 at 3 p.m. at the MAPS Air Museum in Canton.

Under the baton of Music Director Eric Benjamin, the Youth Symphony will perform a selection of favorites, including two movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3; Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait; Robert Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute; and Dudley Buck’s Festival Overture on the American National Air, which is based on the melody of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Tickets, which are required for the performance, are $5 for all ages and may be purchased at the MAPS Air Museum.

The MAPS Air Museum is located at 2260 International Parkway in North Canton.

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Did You Know?

Born in Hartford, Conn., Dudley Buck was one of the first American composers recognized for his religious music, primarily for organ.

Robert Lowden was a prolific composer, arranger and renowned clarinetist. His Armed Forces Salute, which features a nod to each branch of the armed forces, is probably one of the most widely used salutes to our military personnel.

About the Musicians

The Akron Youth Symphony (AYS) is one of the finest youth orchestras in Ohio and is the flagship ensemble of the Akron Youth Orchestra program. The Akron Youth Symphony provides an outstanding pre-professional educational experience for advanced music students.

The full orchestra performs major orchestral repertoire in a minimum of three public performances at various venues each season. Eric Benjamin, Assistant Conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, also serves as Music Director of the Akron Youth Symphony beginning July 2015. Members of the professional Akron Symphony Orchestra serve as coaches for the Akron Youth Symphony, assisting students in developing their performance skills and preparing the challenging repertoire.

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