Saturday, February 11 — 8 pm
Sunday, February 12 — 3 pm
MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
JOSHUA ROMAN, CELLO
Tchaikovsky drew inspiration from Shakespearean tragedies to create a pair of masterpieces. Hamlet captures the tension and conflict of the play, using powerful orchestration and dramatic contrasts. Romeo and Juliet pairs a brutally dramatic theme with his achingly beautiful love theme. Joshua Roman reprises his acclaimed performance of Bates' Cello Concerto that blends classical lyricism with blues, jazz elements, and techno rhythms. This is a must see program with virtuoso composers complemented by a riveting and brilliant guest artist.
Hector Berlioz — Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
Mason Bates — Cello Concerto (2015)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Hamlet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet
"Having established himself as a 2011 TED Fellow and a performer with a passionate interest in bringing new works to concert audiences, cellist Joshua Roman has gotten beyond the 'rising artist' stage. His star has definitely risen" — EXAMINER.COM
Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer.
Tickets for this concert may be purchased individually or as part of a Take-5 Series. Both season tickets and individual tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.