Eko nova – Sound unbound

In Greek Mythology, Eko (Echo) was a nymph cursed by the goddess Hera to only be able to repeat what others would say. But before this, Eko was a musical creature with a beautiful singing voice and an incredible gift for speaking. A unique voice all her own! What if we could give Eko her voice back?

Eko Nova is a collaboration between the Omaha Chamber Music Society and KANEKO dedicated to presenting breathtaking new music in a modern space. Eko Nova will introduce Omaha audiences to some of the most innovative and inspiring musical works being written today. Music that looks outward with an openness to a myriad of genres, styles, and forms, music that aspires to excite, energize, and connect. We will present virtuosic performances from the region’s finest musicians, plus guest appearances by extraordinary artists from around the country, all as one-hour events that will appeal to a diverse crowd, from lovers of contemporary art, to classical music fans, to indie band enthusiasts. Eko Nova is great music for the modern soul. Sound Unbound.

Upcoming Concerts

April 22, 2019

7:00 PM

1111 Jones Street
Omaha, NE 68102

John Klinghammer (former artistic director of Eko Nova) returns to Omaha with fellow musicians from Kansas City to perform compelling works for clarinet, cello, violin, harp, and marimba. This music illuminates the expressive forces inside creative artists who refuse to be silent and who, with their unique voices, share messages that transcend both personal crises and the great tragedies of the past and present.

Gilad Cohen (b. 1980) - Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello and Ruminating Harp (2009, rev. 2010)

Erwin Schulhoff (1894 – 1942) - Duo for violin and cello (1925)
Zingaresca. Allegro giocoso
Moderato–Presto fantastico

Kevin Puts (b. 1972) - And Legions Will Rise for violin, clarinet, and marimba (2001)



Stirling Trent, violin
Maria Crosby, cello
John Klinghammer, clarinet 
Katie Wychulis, harp
Michael Compitello, percussion

With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.