Thu 2/25, 2016, 7:30pm
Town Hall’s Town Music
and Seattle Arts and Lectures present
‘we do it to one another,’ Poetry and Performance
Featuring Joshua Roman, Tracy K. Smith, and Jessica Rivera



Tracy Smith by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Joshua Roman

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.

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.

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