Programs  Eko Nova

Eko Nova

May 2, 2016

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


KANEKO is collaborating with the Omaha Chamber Music Society and artistic director John Klinghammer to create an exciting music performance series entitled Eko Nova.

The fourth performance in the Eko Nova series will be held Monday, May 2,  from 7 – 8 p.m. at KANEKO. Tickets are $15, or $10 for KANEKO members, seniors, and students. Click ‘Register Now’ to purchase.

Dancing in Chains
Our fourth Eko Nova concert, “Dancing in Chains”, has as its centerpiece a true masterwork by composer David Bruce entitled “Gumboots.” Bruce draws his title and inspiration from Gumboot Dancing, a tradition born out of the brutal labor conditions of South Africa under Apartheid, where black miners were chained together and wore wellington boots while they worked in the flooded gold mines. We also feature the extraordinary gem that is Bela Bartok’s third string quartet, a complex, adventurous masterpiece with dance-like folk melodies of its own. And Caroline Shaw’s “Entr’acte” is a perfect opener for any Eko Nova concert – a 21st century exploration of music for string quartet in the style of Franz Joseph Haydn. Kansas City Symphony musicians Sunho Kim, Stephanie Cathcart, Philip Kramp, and Maria Crosby are joined by Eko Nova artistic director and clarinetist John Klinghammer in this joyful finale to Eko Nova’s first season.

Eko Nova is made possible through generous support from the Nebraska Arts Council and Carolyn & David Diamond. Eko Nova was also supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page: 

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