ROCO is honored to partner with the Holocaust Museum Houston marking the recent reopening of their expanded new building, for “We Were the Music” – a chamber concert featuring the world premieres of two ROCO commissions by Bruce Adolphe, part of his season triptych in tribute to women musicians of the Holocaust.
Dedicated to Holocaust survivors Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Alice Herz-Sommer, We Were the Music and Music Is a Dream by Bruce Adolphe will be joined on the program by the music of Hindemith, Zemlinsky, and Chopin, plus a rare, unpublished work by Italian composer and teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The premiere of the next commission in ROCO’s FIFteen Project, by Houston composer Isabelle Ganz, rounds out the evening.
Featured ROCO musicians will be founder, artistic director and principal oboist Alecia Lawyer; principal cellist Richard Belcher; and pianist Mei Rui.
Prior to the concert, join us for a reception of light bites and refreshments beginning at 6:00 pm, including an opportunity to experience a docent-guided tour of the permanent galleries of Holocaust Museum Houston.
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street
Houston, TX, USA
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