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

Concerts to 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. 8, 10, and 11. 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. 8 at 7 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. 10  and Friday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.

“Our free summer concerts are the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars,” said Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica. “It is always a joy to bring music to thousands of people in our different neighborhood settings. All ages are welcome, so pack your picnic and lawn chairs and bring your friends and family!”


Mozart & Walker
Tuesday, August 8 | Alum Creek Park Amphitheater (221 W. Main St., Westerville 43081)
Friday, August 11 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus)

Rachael Young, bassoon
David Danzmayr, conductor

Walker – Lyric for Strings
Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
Mozart – Symphony No. 40

Mendelssohn’s Italian & Schindler’s List
Thursday, August 10 | Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St., Columbus)

Katherine McLin, violin
David Danzmayr, conductor

Kats Chernin – From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook
Williams – Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Presenting Sponsors: The Crane Family Foundation, The Fox Foundation, Cardinal Health
With Support From: City of Columbus Recreation and Parks

Media Sponsor: WOSU Classical 101 FM

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The Summer Music Series concerts at both venues are free of charge.

For the concerts at Franklin Park Conservatory only, reserved VIP table seating with a limited menu will be available for pre-order and a full bar will be available for purchase on-site. Table reservations will be available starting on June 7th.

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.