The big event this week is the Joshua Roman led Town Hall recital "Quartet." Roman and friends will tackle Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Dan Visconti's Fractured Jams. Visconti's music has been popular in Seattle. Last October, Violist Melia Watras performed Visconti's Traveler's Jam. Messiaen's Quartet is no stranger to the Northwest. A few years back Chamber Music Northwest put out a fine recording of the piece on the Delos label. Since arriving in Seattle, Roman has been on a tear, upending Seattle's classical landscape. Roman has done this with equal measures of charisma, challenging programming and uncompromising skill as a cellist.
The same night, Oboist Roger Cole will be performing a recital featuring sonatas Saint Saens, Poulenc, and Hindemith. "An Oboe Player's Hit Parade" says the University of Washington's School of Music.