Divergent Sounds Recording Project

We are now embarking on the first-ever recording project for Canton Symphony Orchestra.   We will create two separate albums of compilations from the seven performances in this series.  This recording will be produced on both CD and a limited quantity of vinyl. Previously hosted on Kickstarter, we decided to move this campaign to GoFundMe because we did not meet our goal and were not able to collect the $3524 that was raised. 

This year we are featuring the following local bands on this series: 

Yankee Bravo - Roots Rock/Americana
Diamond Kites - Rock n' Roll
J.T.'s Electrik Blackout - Jazz Fusion
Broken Transmitter - Pop Rock
Floco Torres - Hip Hop
Shelby Olive - Folk Pop
Spy Convention - Indie Rock

The Divergent Sounds Series was started in 2018 and pairs local bands with 3-4 symphony musicians for an intimate one hour performance. Limited tickets are sold (only 150) so the concert is a truly special experience. We have partnered with two arrangers - Kevin Martinez and Nathan Mullaly - to adapt and arrange the band's original music to include the instruments of the orchestra. This series has quickly become one of our most popular and typically sells out. Each concert has a tie to a different genre of music - "Hip Hop Meets the Symphony", "Rock and Roll Meets the Symphony" and "Folk Meets the Symphony" are just a few to date.

The Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
is one of the top regional orchestras in the country. We are located in Canton (Stark County), Ohio and our audience comes from many of the surrounding counties. We are very fortunate to recruit many of the top young musicians from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati and beyond. We have a $1.4 million annual budget, an administrative staff of 10 and an orchestra of 79 contract instrumentalists. 

We are asking for your help to support the production costs of this project. Henry Gulich has generously offered to match up to $1,000 in contributions. 

REWARDS (each tier includes previous rewards)
$10 or more - Divergent Sounds enamel pin
$50 or more - CD copy of the recording and two tickets to the concert
$75 or more - Divergent Sounds T-shirt and poster
$100 or more - Limited edition vinyl
$500 or more - Name in linear notes, autographed CD/vinyl
$1000 or more - Production sponsor credit in program and advertisements
$3000 or more - Personal house concert with one of the bands

All rewards will be distributed on March 30th.

The total cost of the project is $20,000 so we will still have additional fundraising to do. If we don't raise the additional money we will reduce the number of recordings accordingly. Each band is so awesome and the CSO musicians are so talented that we don't want to leave a single one out!


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Nathan Maslyk 
Canton, OH
Canton Symphony Orchestra 
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