ProMusica’s SummerFEST offers series of free outdoor concerts in August

Concerts will take place at Alum Creek Park North in Westerville and Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

(Columbus) – ProMusica Chamber Orchestra today announced the schedule for summer with the return of the popular SummerFEST—a series of three free outdoor concerts. This year, SummerFEST visits two locations, Westerville’s Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater and Columbus’ Near East Side’s Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, with concerts on Aug. 9, 11 and 12.

These free outdoor concerts have been a staple in Central Ohio since 2012. SummerFEST 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 park settings in their community.

The first concert of SummerFEST will take place at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater, 221 W. Main Street in Westerville, on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. The following two concerts will be performed at the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. just outside of downtown Columbus on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m.

“Each year, thousands of Columbus residents and families join us for our summer concerts, and we are delighted to continue this annual tradition, especially as we emerge from a pandemic,” said Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica. “SummerFEST is a perfect way to hear ProMusica for the first time, whether its on the gorgeous grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory, or at the family friendly Westerville Alum Creek Amphitheater. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and experience!”


Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:00 PM
Alum Creek Park Amphitheater – 221 W. Main St., Westerville 43081
David Danzmayr, conductor
MOZART – Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, “Gran Partita”

Thursday, Aug. 11, 8:00 PM
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203
Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet
David Danzmayr, conductor
MOZART – Clarinet Concerto
J. STRAUSS JR. – Roses from the South
DELIBES – “Pizzicato” from Sylvia Suite
BRAHMS – Hungarian Dances No. 1, 4, & 5

Friday, Aug. 12, 8:00 PM
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203
Katherine McLin, violin
David Danzmayr, conductor
RESPIGHI – Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
RICHTER – The Four Seasons Recomposed

SummerFEST concerts at both venues are free of charge.

For the shows at the Franklin Park Conservatory only, reserved VIP table seating and picnics with limited menu will be available for pre-order. A full bar will be available for purchase on-site. Reservations will be available starting in late June.

SummerFEST 2022 is presented by The Crane Family Foundation, The Fox Foundation, and Cardinal Health. Contributing sponsors include CoverMyMeds, Fifth Third Bank, and IceMiller LLP, with additional support from City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks.

Media support is provided by 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 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 44th season.

ProMusica’s 2022-2023 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.