Close out ROCO’s 12th season with Conductor Steven Jarvi at Double Trouble

Conductor Steven Jarvi | Photo courtesy of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Catch the close of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s 12th season of In Concert performances at Double Trouble, led by Conductor Steven Jarvi, in The Woodlands on Friday, March 31 and River Oaks on Saturday, April 1, 2017. 

ROCO’s 12th season of its In Concert series wraps up with Double Trouble.

Led by conductor Steven Jarvi, with Scott St. John returning as concertmaster, the orchestra will premiere a newly commissioned work, Alexander Miller’s ROCOmoji. The new piece is based on emojis and explores emotion through sound.

The concert features ROCO flutist Brook Ferguson, who will perform Saverio Mercadante’s Concerto for Flute in E-minor. Rounding out the program are Gustav Holst’s Green Brook Suite and Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

Guests can also enjoy a new level of concert engagement with Octava, a new smartphone app that’s changing the concert-going experience.

Concert-goers can also take advantage of ROCO’s childcare and music education program, ROCOrooters, for children ages 2 months to 10.

A New Level of Concert Engagement

ROCO was the first professional orchestra to premiere Octava, a new smartphone app that delivers real-time
 program commentary from musicians and
 guest artists.

Developed by Linda Dusman, composer, and Eric Smallwood, artist, from the University of Maryland, the app will deliver director’s commentary for select pieces.

ROCO has found a way to talk and play at the same time so guests can enjoy a musical and literary conversation packed into one unforgettable experience.

Click here to download Octava.

ROCOrooters Childcare & Music Education Program

The program, which guarantees mom and dad a great date and peace of mind, operates during the concert at both The Woodlands and in River Oaks.

Children will enjoy fun music and concert etiquette instruction, as well as a trip into the concert hall (for ages 5 to 10). At The Church of St. John the Divine, there is also an option to stay for pizza and movies after the concert, under the watch of certified and bonded childcare workers.

ROCOrooters is for children aged 2 months (after their first set of shots) to 10 years. Drop-off/pick-up time and cost vary by location. For more information or to sign up, call 713-665-2700.

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.

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents Double Trouble in The Woodlands & River Oaks

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra at The Church of St. John the Divine in River Oaks | Photo courtesy of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

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