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Orchestra will back Speedbumps show



Published: Sun, September 16, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

Canton

Pairing rock bands with symphony orchestras is nothing new.

The Moody Blues were one of the first to do so in the ’60s, and bands have been adding string arrangements in various formats for years.

But seeing a local band do it with their local symphony is not an everyday occurrence. That’s exactly what Kent band The Speedbumps will be doing when they take the stage for one night only with the Canton Symphony Orchestra at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave North, at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. The band will present a contemporary collaboration of their songs, with special guest Ashley Brooke Toussant.

Recognized as a fast-rising star on the national music scene, The Speedbumps incorporate a combination of hollow-bodied instruments such as cello, upright bass, ukulele and acoustic guitar to create an eclectic but approachable sound, perfect for blending with a full orchestra.

Tickets are available by calling the symphony box office at 330-452-2094; and online at cantonsymphony.org.

Prices are $18, $24 and $28. A $5 discount is available for seniors and students. Tickets for a post-show party are $10 (includes beer, wine and appetizers).


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