ROCO’s musician-curated Unchambered series continued via livestream with a nature-inspired program featuring ROCO’s Principal Winds and two world premiere commissions by Composer-in-Residence, Alyssa Morris. Streamed live in partnership with and from The Alta Arts, the concert presented the premieres of Morris’ “Konza Parable” for wind quintet, inspired by the seasonal fires of Kansas’s Konza Prairie, and “Shine” for oboe and percussion. Valerie Coleman’s blues fantasia “Red Clay & Mississippi Delta”, plus William Grant Still’s “Miniatures for Woodwind Quintet” completed the program. Recorded live at Alta Arts, Houston, TX on February 3, 2021.
ROCO Unchambered: Kaleidoscope (February 2021)
Alecia Lawyer, Alta Arts, Alyssa Morris, Andreea Mut, Bassoon, Brook Ferguson, Clarinet, Composer in Residence, Flute, Gavin Reed, Horn, Konza Parable, Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Miniatures, Nathan Williams, Oboe, Piano, Red Clay and Mississippi Delta, ROCO Commission, Shine, Unchambered, Valerie Coleman, William Grant Still, World Premiere
Wednesday, Feb 3 2021, 5:00pm