FREE Summer Fun | Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Series

by Marcy on June 19, 2013 · 0 comments

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If you live in Central Ohio and are in the market for FREE summer entertainment for your family, be sure to check out the Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Series. This year’s series will be held in the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the West Terrace. The free concerts will take place on Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, August 7 at 8 p.m.

All performances will feature a number of pre-concert children’s activities, which begin at 7 p.m. on the West Terrace. Children will explore the grounds in an Orchestra Scavenger Hunt, create their own music with a Glass Bottle Xylophone, and more.

The first concert on July 31 will feature ProMusica’s concertmaster Katherine McLin on violin and also include: Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and Georges Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne Suites No. 1 & No. 2” for chamber orchestra.

The second in the series, on August 7, will showcase the trumpets of ProMusica musicians Tom Battenberg and Timothy Leasure and will also include: Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings”; Huw Watkins work titled “Three Welsh Songs”; Francesco Manfredini’s “Concerto for Two Trumpets in D” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A Major.”

Reserved, catered table seating is available by advance reservation, and accommodates parties ranging in size from two to ten people. Catered picnics are also available by advance order for lawn seating, and wine, water and soda are also available for sale on site.

The ProMusica Summer Music Series is brought to you by Cardinal Health, Crane Family Foundation and Fox Foundation. For more information on these concerts, including catering and reserved table seating options, please contact ProMusica at (614) 464-0066.


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