PREVIEW: Musicians grab the baton, create concert for ProMusica orchestra

By Peter Tonguette / For The Columbus Dispatch

“For most of its concerts, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra follows the lead of Music Director David Danzmayr.

Several times each season, however, orchestra members become their own bosses.

In small-scale chamber-music concerts, Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen select which musicians to feature, then step aside.

“We approach the musicians who we think would be a great fit,” Chen said, “then we really turn over the baton . . . for them to devise a program that inspires them.”

On Saturday, “An Evening of Bassoon & Strings” will showcase five members of ProMusica: bassoonist Ellen Connors and a string quartet comprised of violinists Heather Kufchak and Will Manley, violist Brett Allen and cellist Cora Kuyvenhoven.”

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