Sponsored by the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
ROCO’s 17th season In Concert Series closes on April 23 with “Tying Up Loose Ends” live at The Church of St. John the Divine and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, YouTube, and A440.live.
Conducted by Rei Hotoda in her ROCO debut, the program centers around the world premiere of Plumes for large chamber orchestra by composer-in-residence Derek Bermel based on J. Henry Fair’s photography collection “Industrial Scars”—capturing the beauty and destruction of industrial and human impacts on our planet—and will also include Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto Re(new)al, Darius Milhaud’s jazz-inspired 1923 work Creation of the World, and a new work by Cynthia Lee Wong, as part of ROCO’s FIFteen Project.
Watch our ROCOreveal chat with composer Viet Cuong and Principal Percussionist Matthew McClung!
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Derek Bermel, composer-in-residence
Matt McClung, Ksenija Komljenović, Todd Meehan, and Doug Perkins, percussion soloists
Viet Cuong: Re(new)al
Cynthia Lee Wong: In a Blink of an Eye [World Premiere ROCO Commission]
Derek Bermel: Plumes [World Premiere ROCO Commission, made possible by support from The National Endowment for the Arts]
Darius Milhaud: Creation of the World
See who performed on this concert.
In-person ROCOrooters is back! We’re so excited to once again offer our on-site ROCOrooters childcare and music education program, available in conjunction with ROCO’s In Concert performances at The Church of St. John the Divine.
This unique program provides childcare from 4:30 pm, up to 10:30 pm, under the supervision of certified and bonded childcare professionals, with music education learning activities taught by our ROCOrooters teacher Keisha Twitchell. Cost is $35 per child, and ages 2 months to 10 years are welcome. To purchase ROCOrooters tickets, CLICK HERE!
ROCOrooters free, downloadable learning materials will also be available, for families to enjoy together while watching the livestream, or pre- or post-concert. Download ROCOrooters activities here!
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX, USA
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