East meets West as ROCO performs “Pacific Crossings” on November 14, 2015, at The Church of St. John the Divine.
Conductor Edwin Outwater leads the ensemble in a Kyo-Shin-An Arts and ROCO co-commissioned world premiere by James Matheson (making his ROCO debut). Matheson’s Concerto for Two Shakuhachi – The Age of Air – an early Japanese end-blown flute often used in Zen meditation as well as classical , jazz, and traditional Japanese folk music – played by ROCO debuting artists James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama. Vivian Fung’s “Pizzicato,” and Sibelius 3rd Symphony round out the program.
The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd
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Pavane for a Dead Princess
‘The Age of Air’
Concerto for Two Shakuhachi and Chamber Orchestra
Pizzicato for String Quartet
—– intermission —–
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Symphony No.3, Op.52