MasterWorks III: Celtic Celebrations

Saturday, january 20th, 2024 | 7:30pm

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

A graphic depicting the rolling hills and grasslands of Scotland. "Celtic Celebrations" is displayed front and center in a Gaelic-inspired script.


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Children 17 and under: FREE
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Box Office: 330-452-2094


This concert will be conducted by CSO Music Director Designate, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.

Grab a wee dram o’ Talisker and prepare yeself for a voyage across the pond as we bring you two symphonies inspired by the sights and sounds of Scotland. Amy Beach’s history-making Gaelic Symphony was the first symphony ever composed by an American woman. The landscape of Scotland inspired several works by Mendelssohn, most notably his Third Symphony, which bears the nickname, Scottish. Both pieces are inspired by the pentatonic sound of Scottish folk music.


Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”…………….Felix Mendelssohn
Gaelic Symphony……………………………………………….Amy Beach

Pre-Concert Lecture

Join us for a pre-concert lecture before the concert in Foundation Hall at 6:30pm!  Come and learn about authentic Scottish music, both familiar and new, and learn how it all applies to the pieces on tonight’s concert.



Known as the first female composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra (her “Gaelic” Symphony, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896), she was also one of the first U.S. composers to have her music be recognized in Europe, and THE first classical U.S. composer to achieve success without the benefit of European study.

A remarkable child prodigy, she made her public debut as a pianist in 1883, also the year of her first published compositions. In 1885 she performed with the Boston Symphony, but upon her marriage to the distinguished surgeon, Dr. H.H.A. Beach, she curtailed her performing in accordance with his wishes, and focused on composition. She made one performance per year and one of these performances was of her own piano concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1900.

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W. Henry Hoover Foundation