Sponsored by the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
Please note: All guests will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status at this performance. You can find more information about our safety procedures here.
ROCO’s In Concert series, showcasing the full 40-piece orchestra, opened on September 25 with “Bursting at the Seams” at The Church of St. John the Divine, and livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Conducted by ROCO’s Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen, the concert featured the world premiere of the first movement of Maxime Goulet’s Ice Storm Symphony, Turmoil, telling the story of Canada’s historic, devastating 1998 ice storm, and also featured the world premiere of Marcus Maroney’s OK, Goodbye. for flute, viola d’amore, and chamber orchestra, inspired by the melting of the Icelandic Okjökull glacier, and highlighting soloists Matt Dane and Christina Jennings. Sharing our joy to be back in performance with you, Michael Abels’ Delights & Dances and Domenico Cimarosa’s “Il Maestro di Cappella” Overture completed the program with a surprise piece by Beethoven.
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!
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Marcus Maroney, composer
Maxime Goulet, composer
Matt Dane & Christina Jennings, soloists
Michael Abels: Delights & Dances
Domenico Cimarosa: “Il Maestro di Cappella” Overture
Maxime Goulet: Ice Storm Symphony, I. Turmoil
[World Premiere ROCO Co-Commission with Orchestre Classique de Montreal, Laval Symphony Orchestra, Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, and Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra]
Marcus Maroney: Ok, Goodbye., for Flute, Viola d’Amore, and Chamber Orchestra
[World Premiere ROCO Commission]
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX, USA
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