Joshua Roman premieres new cello sonata

Joshua Roman
21C Media Group

From 21C Media Group

This month cellist Joshua Roman is getting a jump on the Fourth of July, with both the world premiere in Seattle and the New York City premiere of a piece composed for him by fellow Cleveland Institute of Music graduate Dan Visconti.The five-movement composition, entitled "Americana," is based on lines of texts from patriotic folk songs, combining elements from American hymns, sea shanties, civil rights marches, and even Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.  "It's refreshing to see somebody who is able to present such a new, yet familiar side of what classical music can be," said Roman. "Visconti captures folk themes in a very traditional manner, without it being too hokey.  It's a great celebration!"     

  • June 10:  TownMusic at Town Hall (Seattle); world premiere of "Americana" cello sonata by Dan Visconti
  • June 18:  Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador; Saint-Saëns: Cello Cto.
  • June 27:  Chelsea Music Festival (NYC); New York premiere of "Americana" cello sonata by Dan Visconti
  • July 10:  Bellingham Festival Orchestra (WA); Tchaikovsky: Rococo Vars.
  • July 12:  Bellingham Music Festival (WA); recital with Heidi Grant Murphy and Kevin Murphy
  • August 7 & 8:  Music in The Vineyards (Napa, CA); Messiaen; Dahl  

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