Cellist Joshua Roman, on-air host for Seattle streaming radio site

Posted on: March 27, 2015

In Thursday’s (3/26) Seattle Times, Tom Keogh writes about Second Inversion, an Internet streaming service from Classical KING FM 98.1 launched in 2014 to “expand and diversify its audience … with a dedicated online stream for cutting-edge new music. That mission is about to leap forward with a deepening alliance between Second Inversion and an international star who also happens to be a Seattle favorite: cellist Joshua Roman … now the artistic adviser for Second Inversion. He’ll work with manager Maggie Stapleton on introducing new repertoire and performances and giving Second Inversion a high-profile personality and voice—on-air and through blogging and social media. Roman, 27, a former principal cello for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and now a busy, touring soloist, remains a ubiquitous, collaborative presence on the music scene here. His eight seasons serving as director of Town Hall’s innovative Town Music concert series align his goals as a champion of new music with those of Second Inversion, which broadcasts Town Music concerts live…. Stapleton says emails and analyses of Web traffic suggest Second Inversion has already found fans elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas. ‘We really do stand out,’ she says. ‘New music is happening everywhere.’ ”

March 27, 2015