Worthington United Methodist Church provides intimate venue to highlight ProMusica’s musicians’ talents
(Columbus, OH) – ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s own core musicians step into the spotlight to develop programs for a pair of small ensemble chamber music concerts, just a week apart, in February and March at the Worthington United Methodist Church. The first features ProMusica’s principal string players performing an evening of beloved string quartes. One week later, ProMusica string and principal clarinet players will be joined by a guest pianist for a program of chamber works ranging from the romantic French to the flavors of tango.
An Evening of String Quartets will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29, and Tango in Paris will take place on Saturday, March 7. Both concerts will be held at the Worthington United Methodist Church, beginning at 5:30 PM.
“ProMusica is made up of a collective of world-class musicians who have remarkable careers outside of their roles in the orchestra, and who come from all over the country to play here with us,” said Chief Executive Officer Janet Chen. “These smaller, more intimate chamber music concerts in Worthington, really give our musicians the opportunity to show off their extraordinary individual talents, and are a uniquely different experience from some of our concerts with the full chamber orchestra.”
For February’s String Quartet concert, concertmaster Katherine McLin will be accompanied by principal second violin Jennifer Ross, principal violist Mary Harris, and principal cello Marc Moskovitz for a delightful evening of string quartet favorites. This will be the first ProMusica String Quartet concert with principal second Jennifer Ross, who previously held the same position with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, before becoming a member of ProMusica. On the program is J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6, followed by Caroline Shaw’s 2016 Blueprint, and finishing with Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.
One week later, in March, the Tango In Paris program will features principal clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg (who also holds the same role with the San Antonio Symphony), violinist Victoria Moreira, cellist Joel Becktell, and guest pianist Ryan Behan. Victoria Moreira specializes in tango, and was featured with her quartet earlier this season performing tango selections as a part of ProMusica’s Sessions series. Dr. Ryan Behan is a frequent collaborator with ProMusica and currently serves on the faculty at The Ohio State University and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. The concert will include Darius Milhaud’s Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano; Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello; Nino Rota’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano; Astor Piazzolla’s (arr. Bragato) The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Miguel Del Aguila’s Tango Trio, Op. 71 C.
The Worthington United Methodist Church is located at 600 High Street. Free parking is available onsite.
Tickets for both the An Evening of String Quartets concert and the Tango in Paris concert are $37 general admission. Subscriptions, single tickets, and more information are available through the ProMusica office (614-464-0066 ext. 101; www.promusicacolumbus.org).
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 68 new works and has presented more than 120 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 41th season.
ProMusica’s 2019-2020 seasonis supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, Nationwide, and the ProMusica Sustaining Board. Media support is provided by WOSU Classical 101 FM.