The Columbus, Ohio-based ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Photo by Rick Buchanan.

In Sunday’s (5/5) Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), Peter Tonguette writes, “The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra did not program the concerts in its upcoming season with a single theme, group of composers or time period in mind. ‘We didn’t go for an overarching theme,’ said music director David Danzmayr. Instead, the organization looked to book sought-after guest artists, schedule significant pieces and leave certain things strictly to chance…. For example, steel-pan player and composer Andy Akiho, who performed with the orchestra last year, was not originally scheduled to return … But he is to be back with the orchestra for concerts Dec. 14-15 … ‘He had such a good feeling with ProMusica, so just on the spot, we said, “Why don’t you come back next year?” ’, Danzmayr said. Two of Akiho’s works are to be performed … ‘Fantasy for Steel Pans and Orchestra,’ featuring Akiho as the soloist … and a world-premiere Cello Concerto that ProMusica co-commissioned…. On March 1-2, 2025, ProMusica’s creative partner and principal guest artist Vadim Gluzman is to lead a concert highlighted by Franz Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’… On May 10-11, 2025, the subscription season is to close with pianist and Columbus native Aaron Diehl … who, as a young man, performed with the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra.”