ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Announces 2024-2025 Season of Diverse Offerings

The 46th season will feature two new commissioned works

(Columbus, OH) – ProMusica Chamber Orchestra has unveiled an exciting lineup for the 2024-2025 season, featuring a vibrant mix of beloved classics, innovative commissions, and captivating performances from renowned guest artists. The orchestra will embark on its 46th season under the leadership of Music Director David Danzmayr and Creative Partner & Principal Guest Artist violinist Vadim Gluzman.

“Following an incredible 45th season of dynamic concerts and special collaborative projects with high profile artists, our new year promises to be equally thrilling and exhilarating,” said Janet Chen, ProMusica’s CEO. “The 2024-25 season is one of high artistic risk and reward, with the premiere of our 70th and 71st commissions, complemented by brilliant soloists from rising stars to the highly acclaimed.”

OPENING WEEKEND: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS | Sept. 28-29, 2024 | Southern Theatre:
ProMusica opens its 46th season with a powerful performance of Kurt Weill’s masterpiece, The Seven Deadly Sins, featuring multifaceted Pink Martini vocalist Storm Large in the dual role of Anna for her ProMusica debut. Conducted by Danzmayr, the program also includes Schubert’s elegant Symphony No. 5.

NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES: MENDELSSOHN & MORE | Oct. 19, 2024 at Worthington United Methodist Church | Oct. 20, 2024 at Saint Mary Catholic Church:
Led by Gluzman, this unique series, which takes the orchestra out into local neighborhoods, will showcase the whimsical and virtuosic sides of Mendelssohn, featuring rising star violinist Sueye Park. Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his timeless Violin Concerto in E Minor, performed by Park, will be featured alongside Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks’ deeply personal Musica Dolorosa.

Sueye Park’s appearance is made possible through ProMusica’s partnership with the North Shore Chamber Music Festival’s Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund.

BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR | Nov. 9-10, 2024 | Southern Theatre:
Renowned South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son will join ProMusica for a majestic rendition of Beethoven’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” Concerto. The concert, with Danzmayr at the podium, will also showcase GRAMMY-winning composer Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, Schubert’s dark “Unfinished” Symphony, and the grand melodies of Johann Strauss’ Emperor Waltz.

AKIHO & BEETHOVEN | Dec. 14-15, 2024 | Southern Theatre:
Wrapping up 2024, ProMusica will present an evening of contemporary and classical works with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler premiering a new concerto commissioned by ProMusica from Grammy- and Pulitzer-nominated composer Andy Akiho. Returning as part of the Composer/Performer Project, Akiho will also perform his Fantasy for Steel Pans and Orchestra. The program, conducted by Danzmayr, will culminate with Beethoven’s bold yet cheerful Symphony No. 4.

Akiho’s Cello Concerto is commissioned by the Sun Valley Music Festival, the Oregon Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Bozeman Symphony, and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

MENDELSSOHN SYMPHONY NO. 2 | Jan. 25-26, 2025 | Southern Theatre:
Joined by the Capital University Chapel Choir, sopranos Ellie Dehn and Martha Guth, and tenor Daniel McGrew, ProMusica will present Mendelssohn’s monumental Lobgesang (“Hymn of Praise”) for the first time. Music Director Danzmayr will lead the program, which will also include Giya Kancheli’s haunting Midday Prayers.

NAKED CLASSICS: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN | Feb. 28, 2025 | Southern Theatre:
Host Paul Rissmann will strip down Schubert’s iconic Death and the Maiden for this season’s return of NAKED CLASSICS. The evening will explore the music’s dramatic history and significance, with Gluzman leading the orchestra from the first violin position.

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN | Mar. 1-2, 2025 | Southern Theatre:
Following NAKED CLASSICS, Gluzman will lead an extraordinary evening featuring Schnittke’s Suite in the Old Style, Mozart’s lively Clarinet Concerto featuring ProMusica’s principal clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg, and Mahler’s arrangement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, a cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire.

AARON DIEHL & RHAPSODY | May 10-11, 2025 | Southern Theatre:
Closing out the season, Columbus native and acclaimed jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will make his debut with ProMusica for the Midwest premiere of Rhapsody, by composer Michael Schachter. The new piece, ProMusica’s 71st commission, commemorates the centennial of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. The concert will also feature William Grant Still’s Darker America and Brahms’ romantic Third Symphony.

Lead commissioning for Schachter’s Rhapsody is by ProtoStar Group and Carnegie Hall, with co-commissioning by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

More information about the season schedule can be found at
. Additional events and performances will be announced at a later date, including information on the annual fundraiser, the ProMusica Soirée.


Subscription packages range from $99 to $324 and are now on sale online at or by calling the ProMusica Box Office at 614.464.0066 ext. 101. Single tickets will range from $18 to $64 and will go on sale August 12, 2024. Single tickets will be available through the ProMusica Box Office or via 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 71 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 Fives. 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 46th season.

ProMusica’s 2024-2025 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, the Reinberger Foundation, and the ProMusica Sustaining Board. Media support is provided by WOSU Classical 101 FM.