and Seattle Arts and Lectures present
Beloved Town Music Curator Joshua Roman was commissioned to write a song cycle setting music to Tracy K. Smith’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry “Life on Mars”–as a result, Roman’s “we do it to one another” was born. The evening will feature a performance of the piece by acclaimed soprano Jessica Rivera (conducted by Roman himself), reading by Smith, and a conversation between the artists on the creative process, music, and poetry. The Seattle premiere of this piece is an unprecedented partnership between Town Hall and local literary organization Seattle Arts & Lectures, bringing together all the elements we love about events here–community, collaboration, and creation of new work. Truly history in the making.
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Presented by: Town Hall, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and Third Place Books, as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, and the Nesholm Family Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM.