ROCO Connections: Journey to America

ROCO’s Connections series continued March 11 with “Journey to America”, livestreamed in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, and opening with Tim Hinck’s “Fanfare for Rosa”—a 2018 work commissioned by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, written based on interviews the composer conducted with migrant children, recalling their experiences of entering the United States from South and Central America for the first time.

Featuring musicians Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Maureen Nelson, violin; Suzanne LeFevre, viola; Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello; and Chelsea De Souza, piano.

The short, emotionally-charged, fanfare echoes their own journeys, first tinged with terror and trauma, then developing in strength and optimism over its course, to a hope-filled musical response to the immigrant crisis.

Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tim Hinck is a composer, pianist, and a former Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands. His musical compositions and multimedia performances have been presented across the U.S. and abroad in Spain and the Netherlands. Explore his music at:

Tim Hinck: Fanfare for Rosa


Bohuslav Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315


Milad Yousufi: My Journey to America

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