Summertime podium switch: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra concertmaster steps up

Posted on: August 9, 2019

“The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s annual Summer Music Series … at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens—will kick off Thursday,” writes Peter Tonguette in Wednesday’s (8/8) Columbus Dispatch (OH). With Music Director David Danzmayr “wrapping up an engagement with the Utah Symphony … the reins [were] temporarily handed to concertmaster Katherine McLin. ‘Katie is such a great leader,’ Danzmayr said…. McLin also selected the pieces to be performed…. The concert will open with Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, which, like each of the works on the bill, will feature only members of the string section.… McLin … will be featured alongside fellow violinists Amy Cave, Eric Kline and Heather Kufchak…. Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei for Cello and String Orchestra [will] feature principal cellist Marc Moskovitz…. For his return … on Saturday, Danzmayr will lead the full orchestra in an all-Mozart program… For the final program on Sunday, Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 will place front and center principal clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg… ‘This orchestra is so good,’ McLin said. ‘I hardly feel like I need to do anything. It’s like a well-oiled machine.’ ”

Posted August 9, 2019

In photo: Audience members at a ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Series concert at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Barbara J. Perenic