Concerts

Joshua Roman & Conor Hanick
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Joshua Roman & Conor Hanick

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Joshua Roman, cello and Conor Hanick, piano

Cellist Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, and his commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways. On this evening, Roman will be joined by the “effortlessly elegant” (New York Times) pianist Conor Hannick.

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Masterworks 3: Soviet Transcendence
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Masterworks 3: Soviet Transcendence

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MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
JOSHUA ROMAN, CELLO

Prokofiev and Shostakovich, two of the most important symphonists of the 20th century, both worked under Stalin’s highly oppressive regime. Prokofiev’s Third Symphony features material from his opera, “The Fiery Angel,” a love story set against the backdrop of demon possession. The result is both touching and dramatic, filled with foreboding and struggle. Shostakovich, who walked a fine line between state accolades and denunciation, wrote his First Cello Concerto for friend Mstislav Rostropovich. Weaving his musical monogram, DSCH, throughout the work, he skillfully combines powerful musical ideas with virtuoso pyrotechnics.

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Masterworks 3: Soviet Transcendence
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Masterworks 3: Soviet Transcendence

MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
JOSHUA ROMAN, CELLO

Prokofiev and Shostakovich, two of the most important symphonists of the 20th century, both worked under Stalin’s highly oppressive regime. Prokofiev’s Third Symphony features material from his opera, “The Fiery Angel,” a love story set against the backdrop of demon possession. The result is both touching and dramatic, filled with foreboding and struggle. Shostakovich, who walked a fine line between state accolades and denunciation, wrote his First Cello Concerto for friend Mstislav Rostropovich. Weaving his musical monogram, DSCH, throughout the work, he skillfully combines powerful musical ideas with virtuoso pyrotechnics.

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Town Music at Town Hall Seattle: Piano Ki Avaaz
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Town Music at Town Hall Seattle: Piano Ki Avaaz

The popularity of the Piano Trio dates back centuries, and the arrangement has been employed by composers from Mozart to Beethoven all the way to greats from the modern era of chamber music. Now Town Hall presents a concert that iterates on this classic format with the debut of a newly commissioned Piano Trio by emerging composer Indian-American composer Reena Esmail. Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, and is known for merging Western composition techniques with traditional Hindustani instrumentation and musical themes.

Joshua Roman takes the stage alongside pianist David Fung, known for intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive performances, as well as violinist Kristin Lee, who has been lauded for her remarkable versatility and impeccable technique. Roman assembles this phenomenal arrangement of musicians for a showcase that highlights modern composition at its finest. Join us for a spectacular cross-cultural intersection of classical music traditions—and the world premiere of Esmail’s newest composition.

“I have been wanting to write a piano trio for my entire professional career. For me, the piano trio is the holy grail of chamber music.”

-Reena Esmail

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The Tell-Tale Heart
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Tell-Tale Heart

Composer-pianist Gregg Kallor turned Edgar Allen Poe’s confession of a murderous narrator into a gripping musical ghost story. This campfire tale fully immerses its listeners with hair-raising cello by the sensational Joshua Roman and riveting tonal descents into madness with Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano. Experience the electrifying communicative power of chamber music from three rising stars in a program that flows seamlessly from beloved art songs to dynamic contemporary compositions.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

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