MasterWorks I: Kanneh-Mason plays Coleridge Taylor

Saturday, October 12th, 2024 | 7:30pm

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


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

We are delighted to welcome British violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason to Canton for his Umstattd Hall debut to kick off our 2024-2025 season. A semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and a veteran of performances at the BBC Proms and the Royal Albert Hall, Kanneh-Mason introduces to Canton, for the very first time, the violin concerto of his fellow countryman Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. This all-British program is rounded out by the grand and noble first symphony of Edward Elgar. The only symphony in the repertoire written in the key of A-flat major, this piece makes its return to Canton after a more than thirty year absence. Opening night also marks the official beginning of Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz’s tenure as music director. It will be a night not to be missed!


VIOLIN CONCERTO…………………………………..Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
SYMPHONY NO. 1 in Ab Major……………….Edward Elgar 

Pre-Concert Lecture

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


Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Braimah Kanneh-Mason is a dynamic and versatile young violinist performing nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He has played at some of the UK’s leading music festivals and collaborated with musicians such as Nicola Benedetti and Tom Parker and has been soloist with the Bournemouth Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. Braimah has enjoyed radio presenting work for BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and has co-presented a series for Classic FM with his family. He is a passionate advocate for equal opportunity and diversity in music education and is a Junior Ambassador for the Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Braimah has recorded on the Decca Classics album Carnival. Braimah currently performs on a very fine Gagliano on loan through the Beare’s International Violin Society. 

Composer Spotlights


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


Edward Elgar

This concert is supported by:

Presenting Sponsor

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Participating Sponsors

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