Joining the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Music Director and Principal Conductor Eric Jacobsen, on September 19 Joshua performs Mason Bates’s Cello Concerto, returning to the work after a “world-class world premiere” (Seattle Times) in May with the Seattle Symphony. The lyrical 25-minute work by the young American composer is paired with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. A video about Joshua’s collaboration with Mason Bates on his concerto before the Seattle premiere can be seen here.
This August, Joshua Roman joins music director Cho-Liang Lin and resident musicians at SummerFest, the La Jolla Music Society’s annual month-long chamber music festival. At the opening night concert on August 7, he takes part in Tchaikovsky’s poetic string sextet Souvenir de Florence. Subsequent performances in La Jolla feature Brahms’s String Sextet in B Flat Major (August 8); Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor with soloists Philip Setzer, Kyoko Takezawa, Cho-Liang Lin, and Aisslinn Nosky (August 11); and Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor (August 14).
This month, Joshua Roman returns to Music in the Vineyards, Napa Valley’s chamber music festival, for performances at wineries in the area. At the Frog’s Leap Winery on Friday, July 31, he joins festival musicians for performances of Rossini’s Sonata for two violins, cello and bass and Tchaikovsky’s high-octane sextet Souvenir de Florence. Sunday, August 2 at the Black Stallion Winery brings a performance of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet. Joshua also participates in Sommerfest, the festival’s annual benefit gala, on August 1 at the Culinary Institute of America. Find more information about this summer’s programming here.
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.
To conclude his eighth season as Artistic Director of the TownMusic series at Seattle’s Town Hall, Joshua Roman conducts members and alumni of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras on June 27 in a world premiere of a new Town Hall commission from Timo Andres. Also on the program are accounts of John Adams’s Shaker Loops, Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, and the world premiere of a new Town Hall commission from Timo Andres. Tickets and more information can be found here.