ProMusica's Summer Music Series Returns in August with Free Outdoor Concerts 

The concerts will be performed at Franklin Park Conservatory and Alum Creek Park Amphitheater.

By: Jun. 05, 2024
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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's popular Summer Music Series will be held once again this year on Aug. 6, 8, and 9. The series of three free outdoor concerts will take place at two locations, Westerville's Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater and Columbus' Near East Side's Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. 

The free summer concerts have been a staple in Central Ohio since 2012. The Summer Music Series is a chance for the world-class chamber orchestra, featuring musicians from all over the country, to shine, with the orchestra's own musicians performing as soloists. It also offers an opportunity for the Central Ohio community to enjoy free classical chamber music concerts in casual outdoor park settings in their community. 

The first concert will take place at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater, 221 W. Main Street in Westerville, on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:00 p.m. The following two concerts will be performed at  the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., just outside downtown  

Columbus on Thursday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 9 at 8:00 p.m., with children's activities beginning at 7 p.m. 

“When we started the Summer Music Series, we had a simple dream of performing world-class music under the stars,” said Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica. “Now, for the past decade, the series has become a major summer highlight for our Columbus community, and we are so thrilled to continue presenting these concerts free of charge, to all ages and all walks of life.” 

PROGRAMS 

A Night in Vienna 

Tuesday, August 6 | Alum Creek Park Amphitheater (221 W. Main St., Westerville 43081) Friday, August 9 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus) 

Chelsea Hart Melcher, soprano 

David Danzmayr, conductor 

Mozart – "Overture" from The Marriage of Figaro 

Mozart – “Deh vieni, non tardar” from The Marriage of Figaro 

Schubert – Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel 

Kreisler (arr. Clarice Assad) – Praeludium & Allegro 

Kreisler (arr. Clarice Assad) – Midnight Bells 

Schubert – Symphony No. 6 

Grieg & The Lark 

Thursday, August 8 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus) 

Katherine McLin, violin  

David Danzmayr, conductor 

Grieg – Holberg Suite 

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending 

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 

TICKET INFORMATION 

The Summer Music Series concerts at both venues are free of charge. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics.  

For the concerts at Franklin Park Conservatory only, reserved VIP table seating with a limited  menu will be available for pre-order for $65 per person and a full bar will be available for  purchase on-site. Table reservations will be available starting on June 5 at  www.promusicacolumbus.org




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