October 29, 2018
Writer: Don Sparhawk
REXBURG— Internationally-acclaimed cellist Joshua Roman will perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor with the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall in the Snow Center for the Performing Arts at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.
Under the direction of Dr. Robert Tueller, the orchestra will also perform the Dvorak Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8, and Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98.
As well as being a celebrated performer, Roman is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. As artistic director of TownMusic in Seattle, he has showcased his own eclectic musical influences and chamber music favorites, while also promoting newly commissioned works.
A native of Oklahoma City, Roman began playing the cello at the age of three on a quarter-size instrument, and gave his first public recital at age 10. Home-schooled until he was 16, he then pursued his musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $6 for the general public and $3 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 208-496-3170 or online at byui.edu/tickets.