On July 13, the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio will host a free ice cream social to celebrate the opening of the Zimmermann Symphony Center to the public. The open house will include a tour of the facility, door prizes, and ice cream provided by the Canton-based Taggarts Ice Cream. The Zimmermann Symphony Center, nicknamed the “Z,” is named after the CSO’s longtime music director, Gerhardt Zimmermann; it was built through a collaboration among the CSO, the Canton City School District, and community members. Located adjacent to McKinley High School, the 22,000-square-foot facility—joining the newly renovated Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, located in the same school—includes administrative offices, a music library, an education program area, and a multi-purpose reception hall.
Posted July 10, 2014