ProMusica presents Mendelssohn’s ‘Reformation Symphony’ on Jan 21-22
(Columbus, OH) –From the Republic of Moldovia, award-winning violinist Alexandra Conunova will make her American debut when she performs with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director David Danzmayr, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church and on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Theatre.
Having drawn the attention of classical critics from a young age, Conucova’s artistry on the violin has been described as “weightless” and “vivid,” and perfectly suited to a chamber orchestra setting.
The pair of concerts will open with Anton Von Webern’s beautiful orchestration of Franz Schubert’s German Dances. A common thread that is woven throughout the entire 2016-17 season is including a work that is a “dance” on each program. Concluding the first half of the program, rising start violinist Alexandra Conunova takes the stage, accompanied by the orchestra, performing Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ expressive Violin Concerto. The evening closes with two works by great composers of the Romantic era, Edvard Grieg’s Elegiac Melody and Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful Reformation Symphony.
“The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra has been fortunate to draw talent from all over the world, and we are thrilled that Alexandra has chosen us to mark her U.S. debut,” said ProMusica Executive Director Janet Chen.
Alexandra Conucova first attracted public and critical acclaim when she won first prize at the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hanover in 2012. She was praised by the jury for her vivid tone and her highly virtuoso dramatic art. Additionally, she has won major prizes at competitions including the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, the 2015 Singapore International Violin Competition, and the 2011 George Enescu International Violin Competition.
Alexandra was awarded the Julius Bär Prize for the most accomplished artist of the Verbier Festival Academy in 2013. In 2015, she received the honorific title “Master of Arts” of the Republic of Moldova. She is a sought-after soloist and has performed with orchestras such as the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Berne, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera and many others.
SEASON TICKET SUBSCRIPTION (AND SINGLE TICKET) INFORMATION
Single tickets are available now for $12 to $50. Subscriptions packages, ranging from $62 to $270, are available for the 2016-17 concert season, including a Flex Series option and the Worthington Series. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale through the ProMusica office (614-464-0066; www.promusicacolumbus.org) or Ticketmaster.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra delivers a world-class and unique classical music experience—through innovative chamber orchestra programming, education outreach, audience intimacy, and artistic excellence. Recognized for its commitment to performing new and contemporary repertoire, ProMusica has commissioned 64 new works and has presented more than 110 premieres.
Bringing worldwide talent to Columbus since 1978, ProMusica offers an adventurous musical experience through intimate performances on the stages of the Southern Theatre and the Worthington United Methodist Church. The orchestra, comprised of 37 musicians, showcases homegrown talents, rising stars, and guest artists of international acclaim. Beyond the concert hall, the orchestra is equally at home throughout the community, serving thousands of individuals through key education and outreach programs. Known for its dual traditions of artistic integrity and fiscal responsibility, ProMusica is now in its 38th season.
ProMusica is funded in part through the work of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, The Reinberger Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and the ProMusica Sustaining Board. Media support is provided by WOSU Classical 101 FM.