University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Roman

September 30, 7:30 pm, Lied Center of Kansas

The KUSO, with guest cellist Joshua Roman, will perform Edward Elgar’s iconic cello concerto, written in response to WW I. Deeply depressed by the Great War’s destruction of the world he had known, Elgar composed the work during summer 1919 at his s cottage in Sussex, England, where during previous years he had heard the sound of artillery across the Channel in France.

This program is part of the University of Kansas Centennial Commemoration of World War I, coordinated by the European Studies Program.

The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has been a national leader for the study of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since 1959. The center is an active member of the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration coordinated by the European Studies Program.