ROCO’s In Concert series continues February 26 with “Canvasing the Earth” at The Church of St. John the Divine and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Conductor Sarah Hicks leads the orchestra in her ROCO debut, featuring two world premieres, including Earth by Aaron Jay Kernis, featuring tenor Nicholas Phan. Reflecting upon the fundamental environmental crisis of our time, and created in collaboration with poet and agricultural researcher Kai Hoffman-Krull, the work tells the story of a farmer’s life through vignettes exploring the incremental changes of the seasons and how those who depend upon the land must adapt.
Honoring survivors of human trafficking, Leanna Primiani’s Neither man nor money validate my worth also receives its world premiere, to be accompanied by images from The New Abolitionists. Completing the program will be Mussorgsky’s classic Pictures at an Exhibition in a special presentation, with accompanying images from the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ROCOrooters childcare and music education program is available in conjunction with all of ROCO’s In Concert performances at The Church of St. John the Divine during the 2021-2022 season, and ROCOrooters free, downloadable learning materials are available for all of ROCO’s In Concert and Unchambered performances. Click HERE for more info.
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Aaron Jay Kernis, composer
Leanna Primiani, composer
Nicholas Phan, soloist
Aaron Jay Kernis: Earth [ROCO Co-Commission with Santa Fe Pro Musica]
Leanna Primiani: Neither man nor money validate my worth [Commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, World Premiere by ROCO]
Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Alan Gout: Pictures at an Exhibition
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The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX, USA
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