Fiddle ‘n Blues

What: Eko Nova concert series

When: 7 p.m. Monday

Where: Kaneko, 1111 Jones St.

Tickets: $15, $10 for Kaneko members, senior citizens and students

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Kaneko continues its Eko Nova music series Monday with “Fiddle ’n Blues,” a blend of classical and modern folk string music.

In collaboration with the Omaha Chamber Music Society, the Eko Nova series is aimed at presenting “music for the modern soul” by paying homage to old music styles and combining them with the contemporary.

“There are long-time subscribers (of the Omaha Chamber Music Society) that go to all of their concerts, but that haven’t experienced this new style where these young performers are showing reverence for an old style but injecting it with the new,” said Michael Hollins, Kaneko program manager.

Hollins said the Omaha community has demonstrated a desire for this type of atypical chamber performance that doesn’t require a large concert hall and a 100-piece orchestra. “Fiddle ’n Blues” features four musicians who will perform in the center of the Kaneko exhibit space.

Omaha Chamber Music Society musicians include violinist Elizabeth Furuta, violist Thomas Kluge, cellist Paul Ledwon and bassist Dani Meier. “Fiddle ’n Blues” centers on two works by composer and violin/fiddle musician Mark O’Connor.

“No other performance series is bringing this type of new music to Omaha, and showcasing both national and local talent,” Hollins said.

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