YAAAAAAAY! We all know how big a crush I have on Joshua Roman. I practically stalked him backstage at an orchestral event... I was suuuper creepy. I must've blacked out because someone told me I almost got on my knees to beg him to let me be his student. I blush out of sheer mortification every time I think about that... So I promise to put my big-girl pants on and maintain my composure during this upcoming concert he's putting on at Town Hall in Seattle on June 19th. Well, I promise to try to maintain my composure. I might swoon once or twice. ;-)
From the Town Hall website, they describe the evening as follows: "Strings rule the Great Hall stage as TownMusic artistic director Joshua Roman, former principal cellist with the Seattle Symphony, performs with a cello ensemble he hand-picked—Julie Albers, Efe Baltacigil, Richard Belcher, Meeka DiLorenzo, Roberta Downey, Chuck Jacot, and Walter Gray—in a program featuring a newly commissioned work by musician/DJ/composer Mason Bates. The program also features La Muerte del Angel and La Resurreccion del Angel by Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss’ Beim Schlafengehen (one of his final completed works from Four Last Songs), the otherworldly Fratres by Arvo Pärt, Hector Villa-Lobos’ beloved Bachianas Brasileiras #1, Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin (arr. Roman), and much more!"
Advance tickets are $20/$17 Town Hall members & seniors, $10 age 25 & under at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006; $25/$22/$10 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets online.
I've got my tickets! Do you?
When you do get those tickets, shoot me an email/tweet me, so I can try to save some seats for all of us to sit together! (That is, if I'm allowed to save seats.)