REVIEW: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra returns to the Southern Theatre with a spirited performance

By Lynn Green  / For The Columbus Dispatch

“Twenty months. Six hundred and eighteen days. That’s how long it had been since ProMusica Chamber Orchestra set foot onstage at the Southern Theatre.

But that dry spell is over. With Sunday night’s season kickoff, the orchestra is back in full force, and its energy level is as high as ever.

The concert was well-attended, given that we’re still living in a pandemic. Some sections were almost full; others had scattered seats occupied. The vaccination and testing review was informal and went smoothly. Season flyers were available, but program books were digital only, with QR codes displayed around the building.

Artistic Director David Danzmayr chose three movements from Bach’s “Suite for Lower Strings” to open the season. Despite the title, it’s not only for the lower-voiced strings — it’s for a string orchestra. The lower voices play a more prominent part than usual, though, often carrying the melody.”

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