Take a musical journey at the ROCO Brass Quintet’s Crossing Over the English Channel

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Photo courtesy of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Marvel at music from across the pond at ROCO Brass Quintet’s program Crossing Over the English Channel at The MATCH on Friday, January 27, 2017.

In their second quintet program this season, the musicians of the ROCO Brass Quintet will perform works by composers from either side of the English Channel (United Kingdom and France.)

Comprised of George Chase and Jason Adams on trumpet, Gavin Reed on horn, Craig Beattie on trombone, and Jared Lantzy on bass trombone, the ensemble offers a unique concert experience, sharing the intimacy, accessibility, and virtuosity of ROCO in a quintet package.

Concert Cocktails at the Happy Half Hour

In addition to the evening of beautiful music, ticket-holders are invited to mingle over sidecars before the show at a special “Happy Half Hour” from 6pm to 6:30pm.

The Musical Journey

The program features the lively classical piece Summer Dances by Welsh composer William Mathias; a charming work based on Welsh nursery tunes written by Alun Hoddinott (a contemporary of Mathias); and Passages from French jazz bassist Patrice Caratini. Written for brass quintet, the final piece crosses over between jazz and classical musical styles.

Night Out: RBQ + Brennan’s

Attendees looking to add a dash of dining sophistication to an already delicious night are invited to enjoy a special menu at Brennan’s of Houston, also in Midtown.

For $80 guests can expand their evening ROCO-style with a Night Out package that includes admission for one to the ROCO Brass Quintet’s performance, the complimentary “Happy Half-Hour”, and an exclusive dinner at Brennan’s of Houston after the performance. Tax and gratuity is extra, and additional drinks are available for purchase. There’s also a valet parking option for $5 that includes shuttle service to and from The MATCH.

ROCO Brass Quintet presents Crossing Over the English Channel 

  • Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Time: Complimentary “Happy Half Hour” cocktails at 6pm; performance at 6:30pm.
  • Location: The MATCH, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Parking: Paid lot and free street parking is available in the surrounding area
  • Admission: Tickets are $25; $10 for students with school ID, not including ticket fees. Tickets for the Brennan’s Dinner Package are $80, not including ticket fees; $55 for dinner only (for patrons who have previously purchased performance tickets).

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