At New York City’s SubCulture on Thursday, June 11, Joshua Roman takes part in “Gregg Kallor: Chamber Music”, a program of works by the venue’s inaugural Composer-in-Residence, who is also a pianist. Joined by violinist Miranda Cuckson, the trio performs a world premiere by Kallor as well as Joshua’s own Riding Light. Find tickets and more information here.
Joshua Roman’s improv collaboration with legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and singer Somi at the 2015 TED conference in Vancouver is now live and available to watch on TED.com. The piece, entitled “The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain,” was was conceived two days before the performance with the intention of providing the TED audience with the opportunity to witness an example of creative collaboration in action. Since 2011 Joshua has served as a TED Fellow, a select group of next generation innovators of unusual accomplishments who show potential to positively affect the world.
In preparation for his April 22 evening of J.S. Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello at Town Hall Seattle, Joshua Roman is crowdsourcing the repertoire for the performance via an online poll. The winners will be revealed at the concert. Non-Seattleites can tune in to a livestream of the the venue’s first ever community-curated concert, which is taking place as part of Joshua’s Town Music series. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Joshua Roman appears with the Des Moines Symphony for accounts of the Dvořák Cello Concerto under conductor Joseph Giunta on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. He takes part in pre-performance discussions one hour prior to each performance. Tickets and more information about the concerts, which also include Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”, can be found here.
Joshua Roman has been named the inaugural Artistic Advisor of Second Inversion, Seattle’s award-winning new contemporary streaming channel dedicated to rethinking classical music that was launched by Seattle’s KING-FM to inspire, engage, cultivate, and connect the next generation of classical audiences. In the new appointment, Roman will work with KING-FM to help shape the vision of Second Inversion, serving as a prominent on-air voice of the channel as well as contributing bi-monthly blog posts and more.
Joshua says: “I am thrilled to join the energetic and endlessly creative team at Second Inversion and KING-FM. Together we will help share the journey of musical exploration in the 21st Century with a wide and engaged audience, and challenge long-held notions of the role of performers, presenters and audience. I’ll be hosting music on the stream, contributing to the blog at secondinversion.org, initiating video projects in Seattle and around the country, sharing my performance recordings from around the country, and collaborating with the programming team on the vision of the project.”
Joshua’s projects with Second Inversion already include livestreams and web videos, both from the KING-FM studios and Town Hall Seattle, where Joshua is Artistic Director of the TownMusic series. More information about his new role at Second Inversion can be found here.