ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opened it’s 41st season recently with a performance featuring Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist Vadim Gluzman. As their season unfolds, Classical 101 has the privilege to, once again, let you experience ProMusica’s previous season each Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm during November and December.
ProMusica pulled out all the stops in celebrating their 40th anniversary, including the completion of their two-year Beethoven Cycle. The season featured FIVE Beethoven symphonies, along with a completion of the sketches Beethoven made for a 10th symphony.
The broadcast season opens with violinist Vadim Gluzman, pianist Angela Yoffe, and principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower, in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony and Three Places in New England by Charles Ives rounds out the November 3rd program.
Venezuelan-born pianist Gabriela Montero came to Columbus for the second ProMusica concert of the 2018-19 season. She has a particularly inspiring story, as she speaks out about how her native country is being destroyed from within. Not only does she do this in both the spoken and written word, but musically as well. She and ProMusica perform the World Premiere of Babel in the second broadcast November 10th. She also performs Mozart’s 14th Piano Concerto.
Composers have used melodies and themes written by others as inspiration for centuries, but rarely do you reimagine an entire work. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has served as the launching point for many. Jorge Calandrelli did a Jazz/Classical blend featuring clarinetist Eddie Danie and Astor Piazzolla wrote a complimentary Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, as examples (both have been performed by ProMusica).
ProMusica will present Max Richter’s take on the well-known classic with violinist Alexandra Soumm in the November 17th program, which also features Beethoven’s 4th Symphony.
Rounding out the month of November is Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth who brought two works to the Southern Theatre: Seraph for Trumpet and String Orchestra by celebrated Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan and Haydn’s ever popular Trumpet Concerto. ProMusica’s Beethoven cycle continues with his Pastoral Symphony.
I hope you’ll tune in each Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra on Classical 101.