MasterWorks VI: Tetzloff Plays Beethoven's
1st piano concerto

Saturday, March 22nd, 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 CSO Music Director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.

Fresh off recording the complete Beethoven piano concertos with the Prague Philharmonic, Reed Tetzloff comes to Canton to perform the first of these five beloved works. Hailed as “the lyric hero” of the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition in 2015, Tetzloff brings his interpretation to an early work that foreshadows the groundbreaking influence Beethoven would have on the world of Classical music. Accompanying this concerto are the first symphonies of Sergei Prokofiev and Adolphus Hailstork, two 20th century works written in a “neoclassical” style. One Soviet and one American, these pieces draw their influence from the textural clarity of the Classical period – the era of Mozart and Beethoven – while employing a modern yet accessible musical language.


SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN D MINOR “CLASSICAL”………………Sergei Prokofiev
SYMPHONY NO. 1…………………………………………………….Adolphus Hailstork
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN C MAJOR……………….Ludwig van Beethoven

Pre-Concert Lecture

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


Reed Tetzloff

Reed Tetzloff, “an artist of broad musical tastes and individuality,” (South Florida Classical Review) came to international attention at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, as “the lyric hero of the competition (Сноб Magazine).”

He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and the Tbilisi Symphony, among others. He gives annual recital tours in Belgium, and his upcoming season includes a German tour.

His debut album, Sounds of Transcendence, was noted for “kaleidoscopic colors” and “fervent rapture (Gramophone Magazine).” His 2021 Schumann disc, on the Master Performers label, was hailed for its “originality and uncommon perceptiveness (Voix des Arts).”

Tetzloff is an acclaimed writer. Huntley Dent in Fanfare Magazine praised his essay on Schumann for how it “explores [the music’s] intricacies deeper than any other pianist I’ve heard commenting on the piece.” He is currently at work on a collection of essays.

Composer Spotlights


Sergei Prokofiev


Adolphus Hailstork


Ludwig Van Beethoven

This concert is supported by:

Presenting sponser

Bob Leibensperger


Brad & Sue Goris