Stephanie Ann Boyd: Sapien
composition title : Sapien
Composer : Stephanie Ann Boyd | Conductor : (ROCO)
ROCO’s principal flute, Brook Ferguson, featured as soloist and curator on “Force of Nature”, presented December 8, 2018, at MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston). Showcasing nature-themed music for flute, oboe, cello, and piano, the program included Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshop, and a new ROCO commission by Stephanie Ann Boyd – Sapien.
Anna Clyne: Stride
composition title : Stride
Composer : Anna Clyne | Conductor : (ROCO)
ROCO's livestreamed In Concert series continued Saturday, November 14, 2020 from The Church of St. John the Divine with “Oceans”, a nature-inspired program featuring the orchestra—conductorless!
Leanna Primiani: Neither men nor money validate my worth
composition title : Neither men nor money validate my worth
Composer : Leanna Primiani | Conductor : Sarah Hicks(ROCO)
ROCO’s 17th season In Concert series continued February 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm Central with “Canvasing the Earth” at The Church of St. John the Divine and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, YouTube, and A440.
Conductor Sarah Hicks led the orchestra in her ROCO debut, featuring three world premieres, including the orchestral version of "Earth" by Aaron Jay Kernis, featuring tenor Nicholas Phan, reflecting upon the fundamental environmental crisis of our time.
Commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Leanna Primiani’s "Neither men nor money validate my worth" also received its world premiere, honoring survivors of human trafficking, and was accompanied by images from The New Abolitionists. Completing the program was the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff‘s fanfare "Score" and Mussorgsky’s classic "Pictures at an Exhibition" in a special presentation, with accompanying images from the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Recorded live February 26, 2022 at The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX
Videography by BEND Productions
Audio engineering by Andrew Bradley
Hilary Purrington: Threshold
composition title : Threshold
Composer : Hilary Purrington | Conductor : Jeri Lynne Johnson(ROCO)
On November 13, ROCO’s Season 17 In Concert series marched on with “A Stitch in Time” at The Church of St. John the Divine and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Cynthia Lee Wong: In a Blink of an Eye
composition title : In a Blink of an Eye
Composer : Cynthia Lee Wong | Conductor : Rei Hotoda(ROCO)
"ROCO’s 17th season Albert & Margaret Alkek Foundation In Concert Series closed on April 23 with “Tying Up Loose Ends”, live at The Church of St. John the Divine.
Conducted by Rei Hotoda in her ROCO debut, the program centered around the world premiere of ""Plumes"" for large chamber orchestra by Composer-In-Residence Derek Bermel based on J. Henry Fair’s photography collection “Industrial Scars”—capturing the beauty and destruction of industrial and human impacts on our planet—and also included Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto Re(new)al, and a new work by Cynthia Lee Wong, ""In a Blink of an Eye"", commissioned as part of ROCO’s FIFteen Project.
Explore more of Cynthia's work at: https://cynthialeewong.com/
Recorded live April 23, 2022, at The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX
Videography by BEND Productions, and audio engineering by Andrew Bradley"