Ohio’s ProMusica Chamber Orchestra to appear at parks and gardens for SummerFEST

Posted on: August 12, 2021

“Late last summer … the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra was getting ready to tune up [for] a series of shows held throughout central Ohio,” writes Peter Tonguette in Sunday’s (8/8) Columbus Dispatch (OH). “ ‘Last year was intense,’ says CEO Janet Chen. ‘We had seven concerts over four venues.’ For its outdoor summer concerts this coming week, the orchestra will travel less but make almost as much music. The four-concert ‘SummerFEST 2021’ will kick off with free performances Wednesday and Thursday at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens—the orchestra’s longtime home for performing in the summer…. Additional concerts will take place Saturday and next Sunday at Coffman Park in Dublin—one of the sites the orchestra discovered during last year’s ‘SummerFEST.’ … The orchestra … is currently ‘strongly encouraging’ unvaccinated patrons to wear face masks; those who have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms or are awaiting test results are asked to stay home. All performances will feature ProMusica’s roster of about 37 musicians…. On Wednesday, [Principal Cello Mark] Moskovitz will be heard on pieces by Joseph Haydn and Eric Whitacre; and on Thursday, [Concertmaster Katherine] McLin will be featured on ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ by … Astor Piazzolla.”