ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Draws On Italian Inspiration for April Concert Series

“The Italian Sun” will be led by Creative Partner Vadim Gluzman, featuring acclaimed virtuoso cellist Johannes Moser

(Columbus, OH) – Drawing on inspiration from Italy, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra will present The Italian Sun for their April concert series at the Southern Theatre. Taking place April 13-14 at 7 p.m., the concerts will be led by Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist violinist Vadim Gluzman, and features special guest cellist Johannes Moser in his ProMusica debut.

Creating an evening filled with the enchanting sounds of strings, The Italian Sun will feature four pieces of imaginative music—Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major, Nino Rota’s Concerto per Archi, and Michi Wiancko’s modern arrangement of Geminiani’s classic La Follia.

Moser, who will be featured throughout the program, is a close friend of Gluzman’s, and is regarded as one of the finest virtuoso cellists. He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, led by conductors of the highest level, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and many more. Johannes has received recognition for his numerous recordings of significant cello concertos, is a dedicated chamber musician working with some of the top names in classical music appearing at festivals from Verbier to Brevard, and is renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre.

Gluzman, joined ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in 2013 as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist. Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Gluzman breathes new life and passion into the golden era of the 19th and 20th centuries‘ violin tradition. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music, and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.

Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, showcases the versatility of the ensemble in a true chamber music setting, featuring only a sextet including Gluzman and Moser, with four ProMusica principal musicians. Moser will take the spotlight with C.P.E. Bach’s deeply expressive and highly spirited Cello Concerto in A Major, as soloist. Also highlighted on the program is a work for strings, Concerto per Archi, by Italian composer Nino Rota who’s best known for his unforgettable scores for films including The Godfather.

“We are thrilled to have the renowned cellist Johannes Moser join the orchestra, and make his debut with ProMusica and in Columbus,” said Janet Chen, ProMusica’s CEO. “Under the leadership of our Creative Partner, violinist Vadim Gluzman, the whole program will have a feeling of illuminating sunshine, which is perfect as we head into the warmer months ahead. It will be a great evening of musical happiness and elegance.”

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Tickets for The Italian Sun range from $18-$64. Tickets are on sale now and are available through the ProMusica Box Office at 614.464.0066 ext. 101 and online at 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 68 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 45th season.

ProMusica’s 2023-2024 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, Nationwide, the Reinberger Foundation, and the ProMusica Sustaining Board. Media support is provided by WOSU Classical 101 FM.