2008-2009

Season Opener

October 11, 2008 7:30 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston

October 12, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Evans Art Series at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Houston

JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Mollie Marcuson, Harp Soloist

Program
World premiere by Houston-based composer Karim Al-Zand
Visions from Another World
Handel, Harp Concerto
Strauss, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Emperor’s Waltz
- encore/surprise piece

Conductor generously underwritten by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.

Karim Al-Zand’s premiere is made possible by an individual artist grant from Houston Arts Alliance.

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Concert of Angels for Día de los Muertos in collaboration with Houston Chamber Choir

November 1, 2008 5:00 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston

Robert Simpson, Conductor
Matthew Dane, Viola Soloist

Daniel Kellogg, Mozart’s Hymn
José Pablo Moncayo, Homenaje a Cervantes
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Flos campi for solo viola, chorus and orchestra
Ecueno, La Comparsa – quintet/surprise piece
Selection of traditional Mexican folk songs

The concert was followed by a special musical ofrenda in celebration of Dia de los Muertos

 

Third Concert – Conductorless!

February 21, 2009 5:00 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston

February 22, 2009 2:00 p.m.
St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston

Featuring ROCO Principals as Soloists

Program
Bizet, Symphony in C
Bloch, Concerto Grosso for Solo String Quartet and Strings
Respighi, Trittico Boticelliano

The Conductorless Concert is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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Season Finale

April 18, 2009 5:00 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston

Alastair Willis, Conductor
Christina Jennings, Flute Soloist

Program
Haydn, Symphony No. 44
World Premiere and ROCO Commission: Carter Pann, Mercury Concerto for Flute
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony Op. 83 for Winds and Strings

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Watch this performance and related interviews on YouTube:

View Haydn Symphony No. 44 – Allegro con brio Video

View Haydn Symphony No. 44 – Menuetto: Allegreto Video

View Haydn Symphony No. 44 – Presto Video

View Haydn Symphony No. 44 – Adagio Video

View Video of Carter Pann and Christina Jennings discussing World Premiere of Mercury Concerto

View Video of Conductor Alastair Willis Introducing World Premiere of Mercury Concerto

View World Premiere of Mercury Concerto – Movement 1 Video

View World Premiere of Mercury Concerto – Movement 2 Video

View World Premiere of Mercury Concerto – Movement 3, Part 1 Video

View World Premiere of Mercury Concerto – Movement 3, Part 2 Video