LIVE BROADCAST: Johnny Gandelsman, violin


Our first LIVE broadcast of the season is coming up on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30pm PT! Brooklyn Rider‘s Johnny Gandelsman performs Bach’s “Complete Sonatas and Partitas” on the Town Music at Town Hall season opener. Hold up. All Bach… on Second Inversion?!

As Joshua Roman explains in his post on Programming a Classical Season at Town Hall… “Every season includes music by J.S. Bach, whether it’s a concert of Bach or mixed in other programs. I love Bach, and find it an ideal anchor for explorations of many kinds of music. In past seasons, Bach has been played by Baroque specialists like Catharina Meints and paired with other music, like Karen Gomyo’s evening of Bach and Piazzolla. This season, Johnny Gandelsman plays all six Sonatas and Partitas. Yesss…”

It’s a good reminder that all music was new once and who better present Bach than Johnny Gandelsman, a violinist in one of the most forward-thinking, innovative, new-music embracing string quartets, Brooklyn Rider?

We hope that if you’re in Seattle, you’ll come hear the concert in person (and say “Hi!” to KING FM and Second Inversion at the broadcast table in the lobby). For Johnny & Bach lovers worldwide, tune in on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30pm PT! On the go? Be sure to download our mobile app to listen anywhere.

LIVE BROADCAST: Joshua Roman plays Bach

J.S. Bach is not an obvious association with Second Inversion, most often streaming new music and rethinking classical. But, as Joshua Roman says, “All music was new once,” and we’re celebrating our Artistic Advisor in a very special live broadcast from Town Hall Seattle tonight, Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm.

Town Hall took a very 21st century approach this concert, crowdsourcing the programming by asking fans to vote for their favorite Bach Cello Suite. The polls are closed, the votes are tallied, and you’ll find out tonight which suites won during Joshua’s performance!  You can listen live (audio-only) or watch the action below at 7pm PDT!

LIVE BROADCAST: Catalyst Quartet


Our next live broadcast on Second Inversion’s 24/7 stream is Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm (PDT), featuring the Catalyst Quartet presented by UW World Series! They’re performing:

Montgomery: Strum
Tower: In Memory
Glass: String Quartet No.3 Mishima
D’Rivera: Wapango
Ives: String Quartet No.1
Barber: String Quartet Op.11

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Catalyst Quartet was in here in November and recorded an awesome in-studio video. Here’s a taste of Glenn Gould’s String Quartet:

Stay tuned for news on more live broadcasts, in-studio recordings, videos, and broadcasts of recorded concerts throughout the year!

LIVE BROADCAST: Third Coast Percussion on Monday, January 12!


Second Inversion returns to the lobby of Town Hall Seattle to bring you a live broadcast of Third Coast Percussion on Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm PT on our 24/7 stream!  Join our Facebook event to find out complete details!

If you’re in Seattle and able to make it to the show, buy your tickets here!

NOW Ensemble: Live Broadcast on Wednesday, November 5!


Our next live broadcast on Second Inversion’s 24/7 stream is Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30pm, featuring the NYC-based NOW Ensemble presented by Town Music at Town Hall performing:

Derek Bermel: Interval Training (World Premiere!)
Judd Greenstein: Folk Music
Missy Mazzoli: Magic with Everyday Objects
Patrick Burke: All Together NOW
Mark Dancigers: Dreamfall

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Partial funding for this broadcast is made possible by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture


Stay tuned for news on more live broadcasts from Town Hall, in-studio recordings, and broadcasts of pre-recorded concerts throughout the year!