Event Description

Don’t miss the second of our 2017-2018 Concert Recital series featuring Ted Senior Fellow Joshua Roman, one of the most outstanding cellists of his generation. 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. Joining Roman and his Stradivarius cello will be pianist Gilles Vonsattel, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions as well as the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award. These two phenomenal artists will perform Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, op.102, No. 1, David Kallor’s Undercurrent,  Janacek’s Pohádka for Cello and Piano, Pärt’s Fratres for Cello and Piano, and Brahms’s Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, op.99, Subscription packages are still available by calling The Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414 during Monday through Friday Business Hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. NO CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE. Tickets: $22 – $80
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Joshua Roman International Cellist and 2015 TED Senior Fellow

Roman has demonstrated inspirational artistic leadership throughout his career. As Artistic Director of TownMusic 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 TownMusic 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 was also 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 last summer, 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.

Guilles Vonsattel Pianist

Meet The Composers

Glinka Shostakovich Tchaikovsky

Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa leads The Symphony Orchestra in an epic afternoon of symphonic music including Glinka’s exuberant and heroic Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Shostakovich’s breathtaking Cello Concerto No.1 featuring International Cellist and 2015 TED Senior Joshua Roman, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s monumentally romantic Swan Lake. Learn More …

Glinka, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky