River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Season
November 2, 2017
About the Event:
ROCO - River Oaks Chamber Orchestra 3733-1 Westheimer Road, No. 1029 Houston, TX 77027 (713) 665-2700
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) announces its 2017-18 season, themed Cultivate Curiosity, with a lineup of concerts and collaborations that appeal to lifelong learners and anyone who loves to explore new and exciting worlds. ROCO continues its tradition of co-creating with nine world premiere commissions. Five new composers to ROCO will be featured on the orchestra's "In Concert" series, which features the full 40-person chamber orchestra. Pieces based upon John F. Kennedy and Houston punk band The Hates are just two examples of what to expect from Michael Gandolfi, Paul Lansky, Dan Visconti and Mark Buller. Three inventive world premiere commissions will be showcased as part of ROCO’s Unchambered concerts, which take place in a more intimate setting. Paul English, Kevin Lau and Alyssa Morris write pieces inspired by jazz and Disney for soloists or small ensembles from within the chamber orchestra. Marcus Maloney rounds out the commissions for the annual Musical and Literary Ofrenda at Lawndale Art Center.
ROCO CONNECTIONS: MUSICAL AND LITERARY OFRENDA
Thursday, November 2, 2017, art tour begins at 5:30 p.m.; concert starts at 6 p.m.
Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, Houston, TX
ROCO IN CONCERT: COURAGEOUS CATALYST
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX
ROCO UNCHAMBERED: MUSICAL PARFAIT
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX
ROCO CONNECTIONS: SEASON OF THANKS FOR THE MASTERSONS
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX