News & Reviews

ROCO in the News:

Pairing Composers and Orchestras, With an Eye on Younger Audiences, Allan Kozinn, New York Times, October, 2014

ROCO Celebrates 10 Years, Houstonia Magazine, October, 2014

Alecia Lawyer Celebrates Ensemble’s Anniversary, Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, September 19, 2014

Wildcatting the Chamber Orchestra, John Demers, Arts + Culture Texas, September 1, 2014

Social Media Penetrates the Arts, Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, July 23, 2014

Houston: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Sigler, New Music Box, May 23, 2014

Chamber Orchestra Celebrate 10 Years – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, April 27, 2014

Messing with the Model – Chester Brown, Symphony Magazine, Spring 2014

Letter to the Editor - Houston Chronicle, April 8, 2014

Disappointment morphs into French fun at raucous ROCO concert finale – Joel Luks, CultureMap, April 8, 2014

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don’t-miss events — fun times included – Joel Luks, CultureMap, April 3, 2014

Bassoonist to play rare French concerto at concerts – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, March 31, 2014

Wildcatting in the arts: How River Oaks turns musicians into entrepreneurs – Mark Yosk, Houston Business Journal, March 25, 2014

A reason to party: Chamber orchestra gets jazzy with unbridled spirit of Mardi Gras – Joel Luks, CultureMap, March 9, 2014

Surprising Schoenberg – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, Feb. 26, 2014

Violinist learns to lead by example – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, Feb. 16, 2014

Long after his death, Sousa still entertains – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 7, 2013

Investing in the arts is a matter of ‘wildcatting’ – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 11, 2013

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Delights MCPAS – David Dow Bentley III, The People’s Critic, Oct. 2, 2013

A standing ovation and a $500-a-plate dinner at a swanky River Oaks club? Yes, ROCO can do it all – Joel Luks, CultureMap, Oct. 1, 2013

Chamber orchestra celebrates Asia with innovative concerts and world premieres – Joel Luks, CultureMap, Sept. 28, 2013

Chamber Orchestra streams healing music into MD Anderson – Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 27, 2013

ROCO celebrates Asia in season-opening concert – The Courier, Sept. 26, 2013

For Chen, being a conductor is ‘being the music’- Colin Eatock, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 22, 2013

City, art community unite for Houston Is Inspired – Kate Morris, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 15, 2013

Adventurous Programming (Re-)Defined – Chris Johnson, Arts + Culture Texas, June 29, 2013

Honeymoon on the Bayou – Chris Johnson, Arts and Culture Magazine, February 2, 2013

Feast Your Ears: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s 2012-13 season entices with fresh fiddlers and new conductors. – Joel Luks, Culturemap – Aug 4, 2012

Unusual collaboration sings the praises of mothers – Colin Eatock, Houston Chronicle – April 20, 2012

A drunk Pierrot & an expensive Haydn: ROCO commissions music others won’t dare perform – Joel Luks, Culturemap – February 21, 2012

The Next (Not- So-) Big Thing – ROCO featured in Listen Music Magazine, Spring 2012

Cultural Warrior: ROCO’s Alecia Lawyer – Nancy Wozny, Arts and Culture Magazine, September 20, 2012

Women Succeed in Houston’s Classical Music Scene – Chris Johnson, Arts+Culture Magazine, November 2011

Your weekly guide to Houston: a Salon of Beauty, iron works at HCCC and the Heights Orchestra debut – Joel Luks, Culturemap – September 29, 2011

Naked classical music: Your guide to Houston’s intimate side – Joel Luks, Culturemap – August 22, 2011

Clarinetist embraces instruments many idiosyncrasies - Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle – April 3, 2011

Houston Woman Magazine Releases Special Edition featuring  Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2010 – Nicki Rosenberg, Houston Women Magazine – January 10, 2011

Budding opera star makes his big stage debut – Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle –  December 30, 2010

River Oaks orchestra making new connections – Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle –  October, 2010

ROCO’s newest outreach taps lapsed musicians – Cynthia Lescalleet, West U Examiner –  September 8, 2010

Symphony goers, start your smart phones – Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle –  June 15, 2010

A bayou gets its own soundtrack – Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle –  April 11, 2010

Confessions of a Classical Music Newbie - Nancy Wozny, CultureMap Houston –  November 12, 2009

Face to Face with Alecia Lawyer - Christine Hall, Houston Business Journal –  July 3, 2009

Music’s Many Purposes as Our Chosen Language – Alecia Lawyer, Sticks and Drones –  August 9, 2008

“Orchestra marks third season” – Arlene Nisson Lassin, Houston Chronicle – July 16, 2008

Introducing…Alecia Lawyer – Ron Spigelman, Sticks and Drones – April 18, 2008

“Got Kids?” - Symphony Magazine –  March-April, 2008

“The $50,000 Question!” – Ron Spigelman, Sticks and Drones –  March 10, 2008

“Philosopher’s Concert” – Dr. Thomas GH Dorsch, ArtsHouston – May 30, 2008

Conductorless! avoids danger by focusing on the music” - Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – February 4, 2008

“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra leads without being led” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – February 2, 2008

“Multi-sensory music experiences for multi-generations” – Cynthia Lescalleet, Bellaire Examiner – November 9, 2007

“It’s never too early to develop an ear for music” – Tara Dooley, Houston Chronicle – November 6, 2007

“Orchestra marks third season” – Arlene Nisson Lassin, Houston Chronicle – September 17, 2007

“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s founder honored with Gutsy Gal Award “ – Kim James, Houston Woman Magazine – July, 2007

“High Notes” - Paper City –  June, 2007

“Something’s up in Houston” – Edwin Outwater, Blog – May, 2007

“Bringing Chamber Back: Alecia Lawyer for the Love of Music” – Chris Dunn, ArtsHouston – March, 2007

“Women with a Vision: Alecia Griffin Lawyer” – Alicia Gosselin Dixon, Junior League Houston News – Spring Issue, 2007

“An instrument of note” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – February 10, 2007

“The Loop Music” - Marc Lee, Houston Magazine – February, 2007

“ROCO launches 2nd season with style” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – November 6, 2006

“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Ends Elegant First Season” - Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – May 8, 2006

“Lions, Tigers & Oboes – Oh My!” – Alison Young, ArtsHouston – Jan, 2006

“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Inaugural Concert” - Alison Young, Arts Houston – December, 2005

“West U resident instrumental in new chamber orchestra” – Cynthia Lescalleet, West University Examiner –  November 2, 2005

“An Orchestra Makes a Lively Debut” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle – November, 2005

“Can’t find a baby sitter? Bring the tykes to the show” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle Zest, October, 2005

“Getting in tune with family concerts” – Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle, July 6, 2005