July 9, 2015
Bay Chamber Concerts: Opening Night Gala
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148
Town Hall Seattle has announced its 2015-16 offerings for TownMusic, a new-music chamber music series that Joshua Roman leads as Artistic Director. The season kicks off September 30 with violinist Johnny Gandelsman’s performance of J.S. Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Sunsequent programs include “Cri Selon Cri”, a collaboration by Lisa Bielawa, Thierry Pécou and Ensemble Variances on November 4; Joshua, poet Tracy K. Smith and soprano Jessica Rivera in an evening of original poetry and performance on February 25; and a season finale on May 24 featuring a new commission and presented by Joshua, violinists Arnaud Sussman and Karen Gomyo, and violist Kyle Armbrust.
More information on TownMusic’s 2015-16 season can be found here.
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Is it really May, already? It’s such a cliché, but I really do feel sometimes that the calendar must be lying. April was a more typical month for me, with multiple concertos and recitals. Mostly traditional repertoire: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Bach Suites… there were a few newer pieces mixed in as well, including my own “Riding Light”. In fact, that particular performance was one of the few in my life where my Cstring has had the audacity to snap during a juicy moment. Audiences seem to love that, although for me it’s just a pain to have to go grab another one and retune, then decide where to start again.
Along with all of that, April is also of course tax season, and every self-employed Musician knows just how long that can take. So between all of these things, plus other random tasks, I did not get as much done on my upcoming cello concerto as I’d like. Luckily, this month is dedicated to producing notes on paper!