News & Reviews

ROCO in the News:

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

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