Awakening with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
When Joshua Roman launched the Illinois Philharmonic’s present season with the world premiere of Awakening, his own first cello concerto and the orchestra’s inaugural commission, the Chicago Classical Review pronounced it “a substantial and compelling work. Skillfully varied with an attractive vein of lyricism, the composer maintains interest throughout the concerto’s contrasted sections.” The publication later named it the Best Premiere of 2015. Now Joshua reunites with conductor David Danzmayr at the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Awakening’s co-commissioner, for three Ohio performances: in Worthington on January 23, Columbus on January 24, and Athens on January 25. The concerts also include Geminiani's Concerto Grosso in D Minor "La Folia" (after Corelli) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.