In advance of its season-opening concert at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra will present free season previews by Brett Amacher, a local classical-music critic, and his 12-year-old son, Callum Amacher. The previews will take place on September 16 and 25 at two local libraries, where father and son will speak about each of the orchestra’s season concerts. Brett Amacher has served as a correspondent for the Repository (based in Canton) and writes for other Stark County publications; his son, Callum, started reviewing orchestra performances at age 9 and maintains a classical-music blog, www.callumndad.com and YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/bamaonu2b. “Our partnership with the Canton Symphony Orchestra is already great, but bringing the Symphony Sneak Peek to the library branches is just amazing,” said Tena Wilson, executive director of the Stark County District Library. “Callum provides a young adult’s perspective on music that no adult could. It’s really fantastic.” The Canton Symphony’s 2013-14 season opens on October 6 with Music Director Gerhardt Zimermann leading Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”), and Marches and Airs by American composer Eric Benjamin.
Posted September 16, 2013