ProMusica’s Summer Music Series Returns in August with Free Outdoor Concerts

The concerts will be performed at Franklin Park Conservatory and Alum Creek Park Amphitheater

(Columbus, OH) – ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s popular Summer Music Series will be held once again this year on Aug. 6, 8, and 9. The series of three free outdoor concerts will take place at two locations, Westerville’s Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater and Columbus’ Near East Side’s Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

The free summer concerts have been a staple in Central Ohio since 2012. The Summer Music Series is a chance for the world-class chamber orchestra, featuring musicians from all over the country, to shine, with the orchestra’s own musicians performing as soloists. It also offers an opportunity for the Central Ohio community to enjoy free classical chamber music concerts in casual outdoor park settings in their community.

The first concert will take place at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater, 221 W. Main Street in Westerville, on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:00 p.m. The following two concerts will be performed at the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., just outside downtown Columbus on Thursday, Aug. 8  and Friday, Aug. 9 at 8:00 p.m., with children’s activities beginning at 7 p.m.

“When we started the Summer Music Series, we had a simple dream of performing world-class music under the stars,” said Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica. “Now, for the past decade, the series has become a major summer highlight for our Columbus community, and we are so thrilled to continue presenting these concerts free of charge, to all ages and all walks of life.”


A Night in Vienna
Tuesday, August 6 | Alum Creek Park Amphitheater (221 W. Main St., Westerville 43081)
Friday, August 9 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus)

Chelsea Hart Melcher, soprano
David Danzmayr, conductor

Mozart – “Overture” from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart – “Deh vieni, non tardar” from The Marriage of Figaro
Schubert – Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel
Kreisler (arr. Clarice Assad) – Praeludium & Allegro
Kreisler (arr. Clarice Assad) – Midnight Bells
Schubert – Symphony No. 6 

Grieg & The Lark
Thursday, August 8 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus)

Katherine McLin, violin
David Danzmayr, conductor

Grieg – Holberg Suite
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

The Summer Music Series concerts at both venues are free of charge. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics.

For the concerts at Franklin Park Conservatory only, reserved VIP table seating with a limited menu will be available for pre-order for $65 per person and a full bar will be available for purchase on-site. Table reservations will be available starting on June 5 at

Presenting Sponsors: The Crane Family Foundation, The Fox Foundation
Supporting Sponsor: Nationwide
With Support From: The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks, BakerHostetler
Media Sponsor: WOSU Classical 101 FM

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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.