Town Music Series
Curated by Joshua Roman, TM Artistic Director
Town Music brings world-class musicians together to perform and collaborate, emphasizing baroque to contemporary repertoire.
Highlights from past seasons include the Seattle premieres of Alarm Will Sound, Brooklyn Rider, JACK Quartet, Enso String Quartet, Sō Percussion, Deviant Septet, and appearances by soloists Johnny Gandelsman, Karen Gomyo, Andrius Zlabys, Pablo Ziegler, Helen Huang, Biava Quartet, Ensemble Variances, and many others.
Town Music has commissioned over a dozen original works in nine years, with composers Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dan Visconti, Jefferson Friedman, Lisa Bielawa, Andrius Zlabys, Timo Andres, Matt Marks, among others.
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2018/2019 season announcement coming this July!
Town Music Artistic Director & Curator
Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015.
Roman has demonstrated inspirational artistic leadership throughout his career. As Artistic Director of Town Music in Seattle he has showcased his own eclectic musical influences and chamber music favorites, while also promoting newly commissioned works. Under his direction, the series has offered world premieres of compositions by some of today’s brightest young composers and performances by cutting-edge ensembles.
In the 2015-16 season at Town Music he presented his own song cycle we do it to one another, based on Tracy K. Smith’s book of poems Life on Mars, with soprano Jessica Rivera. He has also recently been appointed the inaugural Artistic Advisor of award-winning contemporary streaming channel Second Inversion, launched by Seattle’s KING-FM to cultivate the next generation of classical audiences. The cellist additionally took on a new curatorial role in the summer of 2016, as Creative Partner of the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts.
The same organization sponsored him in April 2016 at the 68th Annual Conference on World Affairs on the University of Colorado campus, where he contributed his innovative ideas about how classical music is conceived and presented. Roman performed at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit that same month and is a member of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors artists committee.
Learn more about Joshua at his website.
Full Series Sponsors
Tagney Jones Family Fund
Town Music Aficionados
Town Music Leadership Fund donors