Kenneth Holzworth

Kenneth Holzworth

ASHLAND -- The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will present “Heroic Haydn” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Ashland Grace Brethren Church and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the historic Ohio Theatre in Loudonville.

Saturday evening’s program will begin with Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod. Gounod based this work on a mini-symphonic model and it showcases the woodwinds and horns.

Kenneth Holzworth is featured in Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major. Written in 1796, this concerto remains popular with trumpet players today. Holzworth holds the principal trumpet position with both the Ashland Symphony and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestras.

He served for 20 years in the United States Army Band which ties in perfectly with “Heroic” Haydn and the Military Symphony No.100 in G major which closes the program. The ASO continues its countdown of Haydn symphonies with No.100 being one of the so-called “London” symphonies.

Season co-sponsors are Samaritan Hospital Foundation and Doc’s Crocks: America’s Source for Antique Stoneware. Support for this program comes from the Koerber Family; Whitcomb & Hess, Inc.; Russell & Jan Weaver; and the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. This performance is also supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ashland Symphony Orchestra office, 331 College Avenue, by calling 419-289-5115, online at, or at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Season packages are still available. Call today to reserve your seats. The ASO travels to Loudonville on Sunday, October 21 to perform in the newly renovated Ohio Theatre.

This concert is a blend of Classical and Pops and will feature selections from “Heroic Haydn” and Holzworth on trumpet. Music from stage and film will include Disney favorites, The Lord of the Dance, highlights from Wicked, and A Symphonic Portrait by Irving Berlin.

The ASO in Loudonville is sponsored by First-Knox National Bank and the Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and seniors, children and students are free. Presale tickets available at Lingenfelter Jewelers or online at