The program includes Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, Béla Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Claude Debussy’s Pagodas from Estampes, Zhou Long’s Song of the Ch’in, and Bright Sheng’s Concertino for Clarinet and String Quartet.
Other artists performing include Amy Thiaville on violin, Kana Kimura on violin, Suzanne LeFevre on viola, Courtenay Vandiver-Pereira on cello, and Makiko Hirata on piano.
About Maiko Sasaki
A native of Chiba, Japan, Sasaki has performed with prestigious arts organizations throughout the musical spectrum, appearing with The Houston Grand Opera, Da Camera of Houston, Musiqa, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Opera in the Heights, The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Bayou City Concert Musicals, and Main Street Theater.
She is also an active recitalist, and has been invited as a guest artist at Houston’s Japanese Consulate and Houston Young Artist Concerts. In addition, Ms. Sasaki has been featured at the Kennedy Center with The Conservatory Project. She has appeared as a soloist of Concerto works by Alvin Etlar and Carl Nielsen with the Shepherd School Orchestra, and collaborated with Benjamin Kamins in the Richard Strauss’s Duett Concertino.
About River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is a forty-piece professional chamber orchestra that was founded in 2005 by Alecia Lawyer. A Juilliard-trained musician with an eclectic background as a performer, recording artist, adjunct professor and radio host, Ms. Lawyer had a vision to reimagine the orchestral experience for both audience and musicians.
The result is ROCO: an orchestra of all-star musicians, distinguished conductors and contemporary composers who come together from all over the world to present unexpected classics, original compositions, and delightful performances that dissolve the barriers between audience and orchestra.
Roots, Reeds & Rhapsody at Asia Society Texas Center
- Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
- Times: 7:30pm
- Location: Asia Society Texas Center, Southmore Boulevard, Houston, TX 77004
- Admission: $25 General Admission; $15 for students, and for members of ROCO and Asia Society Texas Center; $10 for ages 10 and under. Click here to order tickets or call 713-665-2700.
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