ROCO’s Connections series kicks off via livestream on November 1, 2020, with a world premiere commission by composer and recording producer Kerwin Young, “Coming Forth by Day”, for oboe, viola, cello, and baritone. Taking its inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the work depicts the journey of the soul, through seven miniatures. Featured ROCO musicians will include Alecia Lawyer, oboe; Lorento Golofeev, viola; Shino Hayashi, cello; and Timothy Jones, baritone.
Presented in collaboration with MECA Houston at Talento Bilingue De Houston and Grupo de Teatro Índigo, the performance is ROCO’s annual celebration of Día de los Muertos. This event is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Macario Ramirez, of Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery, who has embodied Mexican-American culture in the Houston arts scene and was the first in the area to popularize the holiday and the making of ofrendas.
Following ROCO’s premiere, Grupo de Teatro Índigo will present via livestream their 7th annual Day of the Dead play, “Calavera con Calavera” (Skulls); an original piece written by co-founder, Eddie Gonzalez.
Part of the events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Consulado General de México en Houston, the production explores the holiday’s tradition and meaning, and will include live traditional Mexican songs and dances, accompanied by mariachi musicians from University of Houston Downtown, and performers from Danza Chikawa Dance.
Young: Coming Forth by Day
I. Heart That’s Lighter Than a Feather
II. The Journey
III. The Gates
IV. Question and Answer
V. The Journey Continues
VI. Fully Awakened
VII. Coming Forth By Day
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Concert date and time are subject to change.
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