Sponsored by the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
Join us as ROCO’s In Concert series continues with a celebration of “Friends“, on February 18 at the Lucian and Nancy Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall for Opera – Rice University! The performance will also be livestreamed free at ROCO.org, Facebook, YouTube, and A440.live.
This concert truly showcases the orchestra, as the ensemble performs conductorless, with Artistic Partner and Concertmaster Scott St. John leading from the chair. Underlining themes of friendship and hope, the concert features the premiere of Brian Raphael Nabors‘ Upon Daybreak, a ROCO co-commission as part of New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program, inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “A Brave and Startling Truth,” along with Antonin Dvorak’s early favorite Serenade for Strings and Joachim Raff’s vivacious Sinfonietta. Completing the program, the resilient African-American spiritual Keep Me From Sinking Down spotlights Scott St. John, in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s powerful orchestral setting featuring solo violin.
Scott St. John, concertmaster, Artistic Partner, and soloist
Brian Raphael Nabors, composer
Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf: Jery und Bätely: Overture
Brian Raphael Nabors: Upon Daybreak
[ROCO Premiere Co-Commission]
Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Joachim Raff: Sinfonietta
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Keep Me From Sinking Down
Lucian and Nancy Morrison Theatre at Brockman Hall for Opera - Rice University
Brockman Hall For Opera
Houston, TX, USA
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