The Connections series continues via livestream in February, with an intimate concert featuring the music of Margaret Bonds—one of the most prolific Black composers of the 1900s—plus works by composers who influenced or were influenced by her, including Florence Price, Ned Rorem, and Robert Owens.
A rare, previously unknown recording of Margaret Bonds in performance was discovered in the Mastersons’ collection at Rienzi. Produced in collaboration with Rienzi, the concert features and is curated by returning ROCO-favorite, Timothy Jones, bass-baritone, and Howard Watkins on piano. Watch our ROCOreveal artist chat at Facebook!
Margaret Bonds, The Negro Speaks of Rivers (Text: Langston Hughes)
Margaret Bonds, Three Dream Portraits (Text: Langston Hughes)
II. Dream Variations
III. I, Too
Ned Rorem, War Scenes (Text: Walt Whitman)
-Discussion with the Artists: Bonds Discovery & Recording
Margaret Bonds, Troubled Waters
Robert Owens, Tearless (Text: Langston Hughes)
– Live Q&A with the Artists
Florence Price, Night (Text: Louise Wallace)
Florence Price, Song to the Dark Virgin (Text: Langston Hughes)
Concert Run Time:
Concert date and time are subject to change.
Artists and programs subject to change. Learn more about our COVID-19 response HERE.
ROCO is thrilled to partner with the restaurant Lucille’s for this event, offering a special to-go dinner deal for our audiences!
For $40 per person, receive a three-course meal, with optional cocktail 1-liter pairings available for $25 each.
View the curated menu, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the release of Lucille Smith’s famous Treasure Chest of Fine Foods cookbook—and call to place your order ahead at 713-568-2505, mentioning the code “ROCO”.
Orders are strongly encouraged to be placed by Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 4:00 pm, in advance of the performance Feb. 4th, but can also be placed the day of. This deal is also available for Friday, Feb. 5th (all-day), and Saturday, Feb. 6th (for evening pick-up) as well!