September 6, 2002
Beauty of Virginia inspires concert at Wallace Museum
Williamsburg musician Timothy Seaman will perform at 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Hennage Auditorium at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The concert will feature selections from Seaman’s 11th major recording project, “Sycamore Rapids,” which includes newly written instrumental pieces and new arrangements of baroque and folk pieces that celebrate the forests of Virginia. The concert is included in museum admission but reservations are required. Following the concert, Seaman will autograph copies of his newest CD, which will be on sale at the Wallace Museum Gift Shop.
“The focus of my latest work is on experiences in state and national parks and forests throughout the Old Dominion, such as the title tune, which represents a canoe ride on the James River, and ‘Ro Running through the Dogwoods,’ which honors the state flower,” Seaman said.
An accomplished player of hammered dulcimer, flutes and psalteries, Seaman earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary. He served as a schoolteacher for 19 years and became a professional musician in 1994. During his musical career, he has partnered with several guitarists to create a blend of folk, jazz and classical styles. He collaborated with numerous musicians, including Paul Montgomery, Hallett Hullinger, Chuck Haas and, most currently, Phillip Skeens.
Seaman’s recordings include: “Here on This Ridge (1997),” “Celebration of Centuries (1998)” and “Snow-Covered Ice (1998),” all part of the “Places in Abundance” series; “Quiet in the Meadow (2000)”; “Common Wealth (2001)”; and “Three Fold Joy (2001).” Current projects include completion of the “Places of Abundance” series, “Profound Joy,” “What Wondrous Love,” “Cleansing Fountain” and “Hymns of Childhood.”
Seaman has performed for various state and national audiences as well as overseas. His local appearances have included An Occasion for the Arts, the Trellis Restaurant and the Williamsburg Inn.