Chicago-based composer Dan Visconti laughs at the idea that some might think that, because of his training and profession, he only listens to classical music. You know, when he’s not locked away in some ivory tower decked out in a white wig, quill pen scribbling away with frenzied genius.
The band’s most pronounced impression was made in Houston, but fans of ’70s punk reveled in the regional variety the form offered.
One such fan is Dan Visconti, a classical composer who recently composed “Legendary Love,” a piece of music inspired by Christian and The Hates that the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra will premiere later this month.
In the days immediately following Harvey and its devastating floods, Houston chamber orchestra, ROCO, commissioned two works to help celebrate the resilient spirit of the city and to help people heal.
Maintaining perseverance through trying times is a unifying theme in River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s Saturday program “Courageous Catalysts,” which blend a selection of music that channels the fight to end racism and the determination of Texans to survive Hurricane Harvey.
ROCO performs ROCOmoji at the Church of St. John the Divine. Photos by Morris Malakoff/CKP Group. Composer Alexander Miller performs ROCOmoji. Savvy concert goers can count on ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) to keep up with current cultural trends. On its In Concert season finale Double Trouble, a new commission and world premiere took center…