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Presented in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, ROCO’s Connections series features Grammy-nominated guitarist Mak Grgić on March 26 in an evening of works from around the world, live from the Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater and livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, YouTube, and A440.live.
Joined by string quartet and bass, Mak will perform the U.S premiere of Balkan Suite, based on music from his native Balkans, plus works by Aaron Jay Kernis and others. Completing the program is the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s A Study in Solitude – inspired by the composer’s experiences of quarantine – for oboe, string quartet, and bass.
Pre-concert, attendees will have an opportunity to view the Museum’s Notorious RBG exhibit and others beginning at 5:00 pm, and the performance begins at 5:30 pm.
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004, USA
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Mak Grgić, guitar
Scott St. John, violin
Rasa Kalesnykaite, violin
Lorento Golofeev, viola
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello
Dave Connor, bass
Alecia Lawyer, oboe
Miroslav Tadic/Leon First: Balkan Suite, for guitar, string quartet, and bass
Aaron Jay Kernis: 100 Greatest Dance Hits, for guitar and string quartet
Bruce Adolphe: A Study in Solitude, for oboe, string quartet, and bass
[World Premiere ROCO Commission]
Music from “The Terezin Collection”, edited by Joza Karas
– Praeludium Op. 12a, by Viktor Kohn
– Song Without Words, by Frantisek Domazlicky