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About the Artists
Dubbed a “Classical Rock Star” by the press, cellist Joshua Roman has earned a national reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Roman as “a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” following his 2010 debut with the San Francisco Symphony under Herbert Blomstedt. Committed to making music accessible to a wider audience, Roman may be found anywhere from a club to a classroom, performing jazz, rock, chamber music, or a solo sonata by Bach or Kodály. His versatility as a performer and his ongoing exploration of new concertos, chamber music, and solo cello works have spawned projects with composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Mason Bates, Derek Bermel, Gabriela Lena Frank and Dan Visconti.
The Symphony Orchestra draws its membership from qualified students on the UW-Madison campus. It is a large ensemble of approximately 85 students that concentrates on the study and performance of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century orchestral, concerto, opera, and choral/orchestral masterworks. Jacob Stockinger of the Well-Tempered Ear remarks these musicians “have been tested in public performance before and I think their credentials speak well for them.”
Menuet Antique by Maurice Ravel
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 4 by Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 4 H. 305 by Bohuslav Matinu