• ROCO October 2017 Concerts

    ROCO’s Unchambered series kicks off October 8 & 10 with Nik-NAK, a wind trio program of works by female composers, including a world premiere commission by Alyssa Morris

    The Connections series opens with a Musical Trick or Treat October 26, taking listeners on a progressive tour of four historic buildings in the Houston Heritage Society, with a musical performance in each

    In another Connections concert, ROCO continues its annual Musical & Literary Ofrenda, a free celebration of the Day of the Dead that integrates musical performance, literature and poetry reading, art and Spanish language

    Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • ROCO to premiere two new fanfares, commissioned in response to Hurricane Harvey, composed by Emmy Award-winner Anthony DiLorenzo and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts

    DiLorenzo’s Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong, was composed as a tribute to the city’s resilience and humanity in the face of Harvey’s devastation, and will be premiered by ROCO during their season opening concerts September 22 & 23, with additional performances by multiple ensembles around Houston, uniting the community through music.

    Puts’ “The Big Heart” traces the thread of Houston’s response to Harvey back to its remarkable assistance of the victims of Katrina in 2005, and will be premiered at ROCO’s second In Concert performance November 11

    Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Lawrence Brownlee Announces his
    2017-18 Season

    Including performance runs with Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (house debut), Opera Zürich, Royal Opera House London, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Opéra National de Paris

    Brownlee will also premiere a newly-commissioned song cycle centered around the black male experience in America, entitled Cycles of my Being

    The commission will be part of a new album and spring 2018 recital tour, including performances in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Utah, Portland, Boston, Princeton, Illinois, New York’ Carnegie Hall (April 24), Virginia and Michigan

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • Fabien Gabel Announces his 2017-2018 Season

    Following his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, the conductor continues to lead major orchestras across the United States (the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and others), often collaborating with a star lineup of soloists.

    In his sixth season as Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Gabel extends his influence across Europe as well, taking over for David Zinman as Music Director of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes (National Youth Orchestra of France), in their Summer Project 2017 and guest conducting major European orchestras.

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • John Holiday Announces his 2017-2018 Season

    The 2017 winner of the coveted Marian Anderson Vocal Award, countertenor John Holiday embarks on a busy season of prominent firsts, including a debut recital at the Kennedy Center, a tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel to LA, New York (David Geffen Hall), London and Paris, and a performance run as the lead role in Jonathan Dove’s Flight at the Des Moines Metro Opera

    Holiday launches his season with the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved at Opera Philadelphia, also bringing the work to New York City and London.

    Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Conrad Tao Announces his 2017-18 Season

    The pianist and composer will make his Lincoln Center debut, be Artist in Residence with the Utah Symphony, and have debut engagements with the Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. Conrad will also head overseas to Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Finland, and Malaysia.

    Conrad’s commissions will be performed at Washington Performing Arts Society and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

    This busy season comes after recent performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Stéphane Denève (Conrad’s SPAC debut), Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival with Carlos Kalmar, and premieres of his commissions by the Pacific Symphony, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Conrad also had an on-stage performance role in the world premiere of David Lang’s the loser at BAM and an acclaimed recital in Unison Media’s Crypt Sessions series.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • ROCO Launches its 2017-18 Season with
    “To The Beat of a Different Drummer”
    September 22 & 23

    Performances feature the world premiere commission of Paul Lansky’s Five Views of an Unfamiliar Tune, a concerto for percussion featuring Matt McClung, where each movement explores a different instrument: vibraphone, marimba, bongos, tom-toms, and children’s toys

    The program, conducted by Victor Yampolsky, also features Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 2, Hindemith’s Cupid and Psyche, and Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks

    Monday, August 21, 2017
  • Concerts at Saint Thomas Announces its 2017-2018 Season

    The second full season with Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde will include a concert of music by Pärt, Rutter and Vaughan Williams, the holiday traditions of Handel’s Messiah and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, the two-piano version of Brahms’ A German Requiem, a guest performance by The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and the debut duet organ recital by Daniel Hyde and Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen.

    The season will also see the continued installation of the new Miller-Scott organ, slated for completion in 2018-19

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The groundbreaking chamber orchestra’s thirteenth season features nine world premiere commissions – including five with the full 40-person orchestra – with pieces based on JFK, Houston punk legends The Hates, Disney movies, nursery rhymes and more

    ROCO continues to push the boundaries of technology and deepen the relationship between audience and performer, using smart phone app EnCue by Octava to offer real-time 
musician commentary, live video-streaming performances and offering concert recordings via the Listening Room on their website

    The orchestra is proud to welcome violinist Scott St. John – formerly of the St. Lawrence String Quartet - as their permanent concertmaster

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017
  • On Site Opera presents the World Premiere of John Musto’s new opera Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, September 23 - October 15, 2017

    The 20-minute family-friendly opera, with a libretto by OSO General & Artistic Director Eric Einhorn, will be free of charge with museum admission, continuing OSO’s initiative of free opera which began with their spring performances of Mozart’s The Secret Gardener

    Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt was co-commissioned & co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited & Pittsburgh Opera, in partnership with The American Museum of Natural History

    Monday, August 7, 2017
  • Mezzo-Soprano Daniela Mack announces her 2017-18 Season

    Following last year’s Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera debuts, Mack will tackle lead roles across top North American opera houses, including Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Opéra de Montréal

    The American mezzo-soprano will open the season by creating the title role of Kevin Puts’ Elizabeth Cree, which will receive its world premiere in September at Opera Philadelphia

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  • Angela Gheorghiu to release Eternamente - The Verismo Album on Warner Classics October 20

    The studio recording - her first in six years - explores the generation of Italian composers that followed Verdi, including three duets with tenor Joseph Calleja

    The album will be released on CD and Digital, as well as limited-edition vinyl LP

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017