Sponsored by the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
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On November 13, ROCO’s In Concert series marches on with “A Stitch in Time” at The Church of St. John the Divine and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson makes her ROCO debut, leading the Texas premiere of Mark Adamo’s Last Year for cello and orchestra, featuring ROCO Principal Cellist Richard Belcher, with each movement representing one of the four seasons. Winding up the program are Hilary Purrington’s FIFteen Project commission Threshold, Jonathan Peters’ Arthropod Suite—accompanied by images from the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major, whose 2nd movement parodies the metronome.
Watch our ROCOreveal chat with composer Mark Adamo and soloist Richard Belcher on Last Year.
ROCOrooters free, downloadable materials are also available for all of ROCO’s In Concert and Unchambered performances, featuring themed activities for families to enjoy together while watching the livestream. Download this concert’s ROCOrooters materials here!
Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor
Mark Adamo, composer
Hilary Purrington, composer
Richard Belcher, soloist
Hilary Purrington: Threshold
[World Premiere ROCO Commission]
Mark Adamo: Last Year
[ROCO Co-Commission with American Composers Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra]
Jonathan Peters: Arthropod Suite
[featuring images from the Houston Museum of Natural Science Cockrell Butterfly Center]
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX, USA
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