Love, love, love summer in Downtown. There’s so much to do and much of it is outside. ProMusica Summer Music Series will fill the downtown evening skies at a new location—Topiary Park. As if the topiaries fashioned after Georges Seurat’s famous painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte aren’t enough delight, the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan Library provides a spectacular back drop for this three-concert festival.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s three-concert festival begins Thursday, August 11 with additional shows on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. All performances include fun pre-concert children’s activities that start at 7 p.m. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. If you choose to make it a date night, consider reserving a table and ordering a little nosh from the catering menu. But if you don’t want to think about it in advance, no worries; take a blanket and buy a glass or two of wine when you get there.
Music Director David Danzmayr will lead the orchestra as conductor all three nights. The series opens on Thursday evening with a blend of Austrian and Americana selections and a variety of Strauss Waltzes, such as Blue Danube and Radetzky March. Saturday’s concert features a commissioned arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Concierto Para Quinteto, and ProMusica’s quartet of cellos will take the spotlight performing La Muerte. The Saturday concert will also feature Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7. The series closes Sunday with an all-Mozart program including his Oboe Concerto that will feature ProMusica principal oboist, Donna Conaty.
Find out more about the event and Promusica here.