MasterWorks III: the 100th anniversary
of rhapsody in blue

Saturday, november 23rd, 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.

Happy Birthday to Rhapsody in Blue! And what a centennial it will be for one of America’s most beloved musical masterworks. Pianist Baron Fenwick joins the Canton Symphony for a smorgasbord of orchestral favorites inspired by the world of jazz. Opening the evening is ragtime king Scott Joplin’s overture to his only opera, Treemonisha. As with Gershwin, Aaron Copland took inspiration from and incorporated elements of jazz and vaudeville into his Music for the Theatre. Victor Herbert’s A Suite of Serenades, four short movements inspired by the sights and sounds of exotic lands, was premiered at the same concert as Rhapsody in Blue in 1924. Additionally, Fenwick will perform the parody-filled first piano concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich, which also prominently features our principal trumpet player, Justin Kohan.


A SUITE OF SERENADES………………………..Victor Herbert

PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1……………….Dmitri Shostakovich
MUSIC FOR THE THEATRE……………………Aaron Copland
RHAPSODY IN BLUE……………………………George Gershwin

Pre-Concert Lecture

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


Baron fenwick

Awarded silver medal in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, Baron Fenwick has emerged as a leading pianist of his generation.

At 25 years old, he regularly performs with orchestras around the world, this season including the Flint Symphony, the South Shore Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and the Sendai Philharmonic, among others. He performed with the Mannes Orchestra after winning the 2018 Mannes Concerto Competition. After recently making his debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, his 2018-2019 recital season brought him to cities from New York to Beijing, and many others.

Baron Fenwick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Pavlina Dokovska. Originally from Boone, North Carolina, he now lives in New York City.

composer Spotlights


Scott Joplin


Victor Herbert


Dmitri Shostakovich


Aaron Copland


George Gershwin

This concert is supported by:

Presenting sponser

Larry & Nancy Hoover


Linda & Leo Casey