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Joshua Roman

Mozart • Beethoven • Brahms
From $40
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 7:30 PM
Sep 12, 2023 7:30 PM Sep 12, 2023 10:00 PM America/Chicago Joshua Roman Season opener - Armstrong Auditorium 14400 S. Bryant Road Edmond, OK 73034 Armstrong Auditorium
Season opener

The immensely talented Oklahoma native Joshua Roman is a solo cellist, accomplished composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Roman was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015 and is currently the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s inaugural Artist-In-Residence. His Armstrong debut opens our 2023-24 Season with a focus on bold, dynamic, virtuosic young artists that are exciting a new generation of concert-goers and reminding the seasoned audience why we love classical music.

“… a cellist of bold character and poetic grace … a masterful player who brings curiosity and electrical energy to every note.”

Plain Dealer

“He regaled the enthralled house with an encore best described as a spontaneous combustion of styles, performed with all the intensity of a rock guitar soloist. This was a dazzlingly fast, improvisatory romp through folksy fiddling, furious strumming and chording, and staccato percussive effects I never thought possible with a cello. Was that smoke I saw rising from his bow?”

Cleveland Classical

“The soloist was Joshua Roman, a cellist of ­extraordinary technical and musical gifts. His ­Symphony debut, in fact, was so striking in so many ways that it left a listener eager for something more. … It’s rare to hear a cellist tear through this high-flying ­passagework so ­beautifully and ­precisely—with never a note out of tune or out of place—and rarer still to hear it done with such ­offhanded ­panache.”

San Francisco Chronicle