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Updated: 2/28/2016

Membership in this ensemble is open to all current New Horizons members as well as other musicians seeking orchestral experiences and musical growth. Musicians new to the program must enroll and pay monthly membership fees which enable them to participate in all activities, classes and ensembles currently part of the New Horizons program. No audition will be required. However, members who participate should have enough self-sufficiency with reading and performing music that they can work on assigned repertoire between rehearsals. This ensemble does not replace any existing ensemble, but does provide additional opportunity to grow as musicians. Attendance is voluntary, as with all New Horizons ensembles. Every effort will be made to create side-by-side performance opportunities with the Canton and Akron Symphonies as well as other existing Community and New Horizon Ensembles.

The Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Rachel Waddell, Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, in consultation with Jim Adkins and Jaime Madrigal of New Horizons, and Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals will be hosted at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708. Pending additional grant funding, participants may receive coaching from Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians in person and online.

The Chamber Orchestra will rehearse from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Sunday evenings as outlined in the schedule below:
 September 20, 2015    January 24, 2016     April 24, 2016
 October 4, 2015       February 7, 2016     May 8, 2016
 October 25, 2015      March 6, 2016        May 29, 2016
 November 22, 2015     April 3, 2016        June 19, 2016
Please address questions to Jim Adkins, Musical Director New Horizons Band - 330.858.2045 or email RSMB@neo.rr.com

Click here to download the Registration form

#1 “A NIGHT OF CHAMBER MUSIC” — Feb. 22, 2016, Akron Summit County Library Auditorium Featuring NH. Harmonica Band; Jazz Sax Quartet; N.H.Orchestra; Special Guests”BassoonaRoo”. View photo

#2 “A GENERATIONAL BAND CONCERT" - April 25, 2016, Hudson MS. Auditorium Featuring the NH. Concert Band and Hudson 8th Grade Band with special guest conductor TBA.

#3 "Jazzin’ the Falls” — May 7, 2016, Cuyahoga Fall High School Auditorium Featuring WAYNE BERGERON, trpt. RUSTY HIGGINS, sax and the CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA.

#4. "A SUMMER CELEBRATION” —June 13, 2016, Cuyahoga Falls Library Featuring The New Horizons Concert Band and String Ensemble.

#5. "A SUMMER CELEBRATION” —June 22, 2016, Zimmermann Hall, Canton Featuring The New Horizons Orchestra and the New Horizons Chamber Orchestra.

#6. "A NIGHT WITH THE MAESTRO" September/October, 2016 Cable Recital,Canton/KSU Campus Featuring CHARLES LATSHAW conducting the KSU Orchestra and the New Horizons Strings.

#7. "SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS” December 18, 2016, Barberton Masonic Hall Featuring the New Horizons String Ensemble and Concert Band.