MasterWorks IV: A Romantic Afternoon
with Garrick Ohlsson

Sunday, february 18th, 2024 | 3:00pm

Umstattd Hall | Zimmermann Symphony Center
2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708

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Children 17 and under: FREE
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This concert will be conducted by CSO Music Director Designate, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.

The Canton Symphony is humbled and honored to welcome revered, world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson to Umstattd Hall. Ohlsson will perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a true tour de force for the soloist and attempted by only the most virtuosic of performers. The music of 19th century French, female composer Louise Farrenc makes its first appearance in Canton with her Overture No. 2. The concert is rounded out by the Fourth Symphony of Robert Schumann, which was composed towards the end of his life as his mental fortitude declined, giving a window into a genius’ suffering soul.

This concert will likely sell out. Reserve your seats as soon as possible.


Overture No. 2………………………………….Louise Farrenc
Symphony No. 4…………………………..Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto No. 3……….Sergei Rachmaninoff

Pre-Concert Lecture

There will be a pre-concert lecture prior to this concert at 2:00pm in Foundation Hall. This lecture will focus primarily on Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 3.”



Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of masterful interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of Frédéric Chopin’s music, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature.

A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date, he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. In 2018/19 season he launched an ambitious project spread over multiple seasons exploring the complete solo piano works of Brahms in four programs to be heard in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Los Angeles, London and a number of cities across North America. Experience the virtuosity of one of the world’s premiere pianists.


Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 premiered on a program alongside Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at the Société des concerts du Conservatoire de Paris. It was 1849, and she was a piano professor in her mid-40s at the Paris Conservatoire. Her symphony’s premiere was notable not only because it was a work by a female composer, but also because French audiences at the time were more interested in opera and chamber music than in orchestra concerts. Even when it did come to orchestral music, homegrown French composers were less highly regarded in Paris than their German counterparts. So for Farrenc to be presented on a concert alongside Beethoven was a sign of real esteem, and for the Conservatoire orchestra, the press noted it was “an exception to their hallowed practice.”

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