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.
On Sunday, June 21, Joshua Roman joins members of the Enso String Quartet for a performance at Port Townsend’s Wheeler Theater, filling in for cellist Richard Belcher. With violinists Maureen Nelson and Ken Hamao and violist Melissa Reardon, he will perform a 2pm program of Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; Janáček’s Kreutzer Sonata; and Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Appearing with the Westchester Philharmonic under the baton of Danail Rachev, Joshua Roman presents Elgar’s elegiac Cello Concerto on the afternoon Sunday, June 14. “Roman, who seemed to disappear into the music while creating it, bathed in a sheer mist of sound. Remember his name: it will be in the pantheon of Jacqueline du Pré, Pablo Casals, and Yo-Yo Ma, all performers of this great work,” said the Greenwich Times of his interpretation of the work, which is one of the cornerstones of the cello repertory.
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.