November 4: Midday Fix - Joshua Roman Performs Live

Joshua Roman

Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6
8:00 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn

Dubbed by the Seattle Times as a "classical rock star" and having played sold-out solo and chamber performances throughout the city, 26-year old Roman joined the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at age 22 as the youngest principal player in the symphony's history. In addition to his orchestra work, Roman often plays at clubs, showcasing a vast repertoire, ranging from jazz and rock to classical sonatas and chamber music. Roman also serves as the artistic director of the innovative chamber music series Town Music at Seattle's Town Hall. Musical America featured Roman as the August 2009 Artist of the Month.

Roman appeared with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in March 2009 and was selected as the only musician to deliver a solo performance for the evening, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube.

Roman's solo moment playing Bach Cello Suite at the sold-out event was preceded by a video introduction by one of his mentors, Yo-Yo Ma who said, "Occasionally I get to meet an extraordinary young musician. Joshua Roman is deeply grounded in a classical tradition and he is a fearless explorer of our world."

As a concerto soloist, Roman has performed with Spokane Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Wyoming Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Quad City Symphony and Stamford Symphony. He played the world premiere of David Stock's Cello Concerto with the Seattle Symphony in July 2009.

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