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Town Music Series

Championing classic canon and cutting-edge repertoire

At the heart of Town Music, there’s always something new. Whether we’re bringing together acclaimed artists for stunning ensembles or commissioning new works from legendary composers, this innovative series reimagines the chamber music experience for curious minds. 

This season, Artistic Director Joshua Roman presents a selection of musicians who explore classic canon through a modern lens. Each concert begins with sounds rooted in the familiar, then diverges into new discoveries through the voice of carefully selected chamber pieces hand-picked to resonate in our times.

$20 General Admission | $15 TH Members & Seniors | FREE for Youth 22 & Under

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Sep 22, 2019
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You Had Me At Cello
Featuring Joshua Roman, Efe Baltacigil, Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, Eric Han, and Charles Jacot
Nov 25, 2019
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Piano Ki Avaaz
A piano trio by Reena Esmail featuring Joshua Roman (cello), David Fung (piano), Kristin Lee (violin)
Jan 19, 2020
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Catalyst Quartet
Renowned Quartet presents Hemispheres: South America
Apr 8, 2020
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yMusic
This unique, resonant sextet reimagines the classical genre and style.
May 20, 2020
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Spektral Quartet
A stirring convergence of classical canon and modern composition.
Joshua Roman, Concert under the Stars, TEDSummit2016, June 26 – 30, 2016, Banff, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Joshua Roman, Series Artistic Director

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire and his commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator. Before embarking on a solo career, Roman spent two seasons as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, a position he won in 2006 at the age of 22. Since that time he has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Scotland, Moscow, and many others.

While Roman leapt in short order from undergraduate at the Cleveland Institute of Music to principal cello of the Seattle Symphony to soloist with major orchestras around the globe, his childhood ambition to compose his own music lay dormant. A series of multimedia collaborations starting in 2013 nudged Roman to go beyond improvising on the cello and to start committing music to paper, and since then he has embraced composing as a key facet of his musical expression. His major works to date include a cello concerto, Awakening, and a large song cycle, we do it to one another.

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$500 Aficionado Subscription

  • 2 tickets to each concert
  • Concert receptions with artists
  • Priority seating

$1,000 Director Subscription
All benefits from above, plus…

  • A Town Founder Membership

$2,500 Presenter Subscription
All benefits listed above, plus…

  • Recognition as a sponsor of one Town Music concert this season

$5,000 Commissioner Subscription
All benefits listed above, plus…

  • Recognition as a commissioner for a new work included in the series.


To become an Aficionado, please email membership@townhallseattle.org.

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Town Music Aficionados & Town Music Leadership Fund

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