ROCO’s Unchambered series, on the stage at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), features individual ROCO musicians in an intimate chamber ensemble. The series opens Oct. 9 with “Fantasy, Love and Sex(tet),” featuring cellist Richard Belcher and violinist Cece Belcher in a program that comprises Robert Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 for Cello and Piano, Erwin Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello and Ernő Dohnányi’s Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello.
Violinist Aloysia Friedmann is the featured artist for “Tasting Menu” on Nov. 13. Along with pianist Scott Cuellar, Friedmann performs Eugene Ysaye’s Solo Sonata No. 3 in D-minor, Op. 27; Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 in D-minor; and a quartet of tangos by Isaac Albeniz, Astor Piazzolla, Paul Schoenfeld and Igor Stravinsky.
On Feb. 12, 2017, percussionist Matt McClung and violinist Maureen Nelson perform a program of solos and duets, including Astor Piazzolla’s L’histoire du Tango, in a program titled “Stolen Moments.” In this unique program, Nelson and McClung perform works originally intended for their counterpart’s instrument.
The Unchambered series concludes March 5, 2017, with Franz Schubert’s Octet. “Schubert Octet” features clarinetist Nathan Williams.
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston