Eko Nova Season Finale, Featuring Joshua Roman
April 13th, 2018
That’s Omaha, NE—Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Eko Nova series closes next week with “Tornado,” featuring “rock star” cellist and frequent Omaha visitor, Joshua Roman.
He’s no stranger to Omaha, having played with the symphony multiple times, but his performance next week will be a bit more intimate at the Kaneko. The final performance of this season’s Eko Nova concert series from Omaha Chamber Music Society.
The performance is titled “Tornado” after Roman’s composition, a highlight of the evening. On Monday night, Roman will join the JACK string Quartet, who have played at some of the biggest venues out there—Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Teatro Colón in Argentina to name a few.
The concert is designed to bring the most out of the instruments. Roman’s composition and other new works utilize extended technique. Perhaps surprisingly, the set list threads new music and old, finding harmonic similarities in the pre-Baroque “Three Madrigals,” by Carlo Gesualdo. There are no vocalists for the performance, so those parts will be interpreted by strings as well.
Tornado, part of OCMS’s Eko Nova Series is this Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm at the Kaneko. To register, visit theKaneko.org.