ROCO’s In Concert series continues with “Beauty is in the Eye” on February 8, 2020. The performance features the premiere of a new concerto by Kevin Lau for the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. The concerto will be performed by Andy Lin and conducted by Christopher Rountree, who will be making his ROCO debut. Also featured will be William Grant Still’s tone poem “Darker America”, exploring themes of sorrow, hope, and prayer, plus works by Jean-Féry Rebel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
ROCOrooters is available during all of ROCO’s In Concert performances at The Church of St. John the Divine, and offers up to 6 hours of childcare under the supervision of certified and bonded childcare professionals. A night out for you, and music education and childcare for kids! Cost is $35 per child, and ages 2 months to 10 years are welcome.
Lau: Between the Earth and Forever: Concerto for Erhu and Orchestra (ROCO Commissioned World Premiere)
Grant Still: Darker America
Rebel: Les élémens
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K. 477 (479a)
FIFteen Project: works by Basulto, Salfelder, Turner (ROCO Commissioned World Premieres)
FIFteen Project (ROCO Commissioned World Premieres)
Alejandro Basulto: Fanfarria de Feria
Kate Salfelder: Ephemera
Jess Langston Turner: Fanfares and Riffs for Tiny Despots
Concert Run Time:
Artists and programs subject to change
Alternative program versions in braille and large print will be available in the lobby for the visually impaired, with thanks to The Lighthouse of Houston.
Audio program notes are read by Alecia Lawyer and produced with thanks to Catherine Lu and Houston Public Media.
The Church of St. John the Divine
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX, USA
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