MasterWorks IV: all things majestic

saturday, January 25th, 2025 | 7:30pm

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


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This concert will be conducted by Guest conductor, David Hayes

Ever aware of the shadow of Beethoven looming over any German composer who dared to write a symphony in the 19th century, Johannes Brahms took nearly fifteen years to write his first, and it has been nearly that long since it was last heard on the Umstattd Hall stage. This beautiful and emotion-filled work helped to usher in the romantic period of symphonic writing, which produced some of the most beloved pieces in the orchestral canon. The evening begins with one of the most exciting concert openers ever written, Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, which encapsulates the human capacity for unbridled joy. Celebrated living American composer Jennifer Higdon’s All Things Majestic is a sweeping tribute to the grandeur and beauty of America’s National Parks. We welcome to the podium guest conductor David Hayes, teacher and lifelong mentor of our music director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.


CARNIVAL OVERTURE……………………………..Antonín Dvořák
ALL THINGS MAJESTIC…………………………..Jennifer 
SYMPHONY NO. 1………………………………….Johannes Brahms

Pre-Concert Lecture

There will be a pre-concert lecture prior to this concert at 6:30pm in Foundation Hall. 


David Hayes

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres. His role as Music Director of NYCHORAL (New York Choral Society) complements his other roles as Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at the Mannes School of Music, Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra and Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Equally at home both orchestrally and vocally, Mr. Hayes is frequently in demand as guest conductor. Recent engagements included orchestral conducting masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in November 2019, and a fourth consecutive year guest conducting with Serenades Choral in Italy and Spain. He also conducted the Mannes Orchestra in Nov. 2019 with MET opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo at the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate the opening of Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten.

Composer Spotlights


Antonín Dvořák


Jennifer Higdon


Johannes Brahms

This concert is supported by: