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Images of Canton: Prisms World Tour

February 8, 2016 Arts and Entertainment, Schools No Comments

Canton High School presented its Prisms World Tour on Saturday Feb. 6. With its global theme, the concert featured decorations, a multi-media presentation, lights, narration and music by The Canton High School Symphonic Band, Freshman Band, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combo, Flute Choir and Percussion Ensemble

“I am so proud of the students,” said John Mastroianni, director of bands and Canton’s k-12 music supervisor. “I am especially proud that they were able to prepare such difficult music in such a short period of time. It speaks to their level of musicianship, dedication, and character.”

Narrating the evening were  Norman (played by Noah O’Leary) and the Ghost (played by Brendan Shepard). In the story teaches Norman is struggling to compose new material and the ghost inspires him by demonstrating a variety of music heard throughout the world.

The bands played music from Korea, Italy, African, the United States, Korea, African, Italian, American Jazz, Great Britain and more. The show also featured a tribute to the late David Bowie and a rendition of Space Oddity was the night’s only vocal selection.

The show finished with an inspired Norman introducing an original song – ‘Norman’s Song.’ The tune was composed by Canton High School senior guitarist/saxophonist, composer Adam Eytan.

The show also featured much more than music. The hallways at the school were fully decorated to reflect the world’s cultures. Additionally a multi-media show accompanied the music. In all some 200 students are involved in the production.

The photos below are from the rehearsal and the show itself. A full-screen slideshow can be viewed here.

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