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ROCO’s In Concert series continued with “Fortune”, on November 12 at The Church of St. John the Divine!
Conductor Delyana Lazarova made her ROCO debut in a concert inspired by fantasy and fortune, leading the full chamber orchestra in two ROCO-commissioned world premieres, including William Bolcom‘s Dedication, orchestrated by Edmund Cionek, and Judah Adashi‘s the sun begins to fade, as part of ROCO’s FIFteen Project. Also featured is Finding Rothko by Adam Schoenberg, ROCO’s Season 18 Composer-in-Residence, inspired and accompanied by the visionary abstract paintings of Mark Rothko, along with Caroline Shaw’s elegant Entr’acte for strings. Completing the evening was Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, also nicknamed the “Military Symphony,” for its vivid second movement musically depicting battle.