ProMusica’s ‘NAKED CLASSICS’ deconstructs Mozart in first performance since COVID-19 pandemic

By Honour Lackey  /  For OSU’s The Lantern

“After a nearly four-year hiatus, ProMusica’s Chamber Orchestra returns its “NAKED CLASSICS” program to the Southern Theatre stage.

Located at 21 E. Main St. and hosted by composer Paul Rissmann, the “NAKED CLASSICS” program will dissect classical music in an interactive manner, according to a January press release. Taking place March 3, the first show since the COVID-19 pandemic includes digital projection of videos, images and sound bites as Rissmann guides and educates the audience on Mozart’s work. He’ll end the night with an orchestral performance conducted by ProMusica’s Music Director David Danzmayr.

“It’s one of the things I think most of [the orchestra] has missed the most since COVID,” Marc Moskovitz, principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, said. “The first time we did this with Paul, none of us really knew what we were going to get, and I think everyone felt blown away by it. We brought Paul right into our ProMusica family and have looked forward to doing this with him at every opportunity.””

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