In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Lowell Liebermann’s American Sound

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The John F. Wolfe Palm House provides a beautiful backdrop for the ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive(Photo: Boyce Lancaster)
The John F. Wolfe Palm House provides a beautiful backdrop for the ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive(Photo: Boyce Lancaster)

ProMusica is in the midst of a three-concert Summer Series at Franklin Park Conservatory, presented by PNC Arts Alive.  Thursday evening’s performances was in a picture-perfect setting…the Palm House was in the background and a few clouds floated by as nearly 1,200 music lovers filled the grounds to enjoy an evening of music with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

David Danzmayr and I had a conversation about the composers being performed over the weekend.  Most you would recognize…Mozart, Samuel Barber, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach…but some you might not.

One of those is Lowell Liebermann, an American composer who already has well over a hundred compositions to his credit, including ten concertos.

ProMusica performed one of those on opening night, featuring Principal flute Katherine DeJongh.  David Danzmayr says Liebermann’s music is well-crafted, and speaks with a distinctly American accent, with elements of jazz and film music floating through his music.

You can hear a few minutes of our conversation above.

The ProMusica Summer Concert Series continues Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at 8pm each evening on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory.

The concerts are presented by PNC Arts Alive,in partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory and WOSU Public Media.

Additional support provided by: Cardinal Health, Crane Group, L Brands, and the Fox Foundation.

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