This week’s Elections seminar with Professor Lyn Ragsdale has a new time! The October 29 and November 5 sessions of the course remain at 6:30. Please contact us with any questions. Learn more here.
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ROCO—“The Most Fun You Can Have With Serious Music!”
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is one of Houston’s gems.
Founded by Alecia Lawyer in 2005, ROCO has become a dynamic and innovative orchestra of 40 professional chamber musicians renowned for their interactions with both adult and younger audiences. Ms. Lawyer, a Juilliard trained oboist, brings together performers, composers, and conductors who come from around the United States to create new and invigorating approaches to music. ROCO performances are broadcast regularly to a nationwide audience on Performance Today and to Houston area audiences on KUHA Classical 91.7FM. The organization frequently commissions new works, one of which is a feature of its February 14 concert: Murmurations by Derek Bermel.
In the FEBRUARY 10 session, Ms. Lawyer will discuss ROCO’s beginnings and
the growth of its programming to include 38 annual concerts that provide
childcare and music education plus streaming to nursing homes and hospitals.
On FEBRUARY 12, she will take us behind the scenes to a rehearsal for ROCO’s
annual Conductorless Concert, which will take place on February 14. The
concert program includes Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, Dvorak’s Romance for Violin
and Orchestra, Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, and Bermel’s Murmurations.
Alecia L. Lawyer is the founder, artistic director, and principal oboist of
the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Lawyer regularly presents her
entrepreneurial model and dynamic ideas to conservatories, universities, and
music festivals around the U.S. and speaks regularly on the creation, marketing,
and development of performing arts.
Tickets to the February 14, 2015, concert at 5:00 P.M. can be purchased at
rocohouston.org or by calling ROCO at 713-665-2700.