Witness the world premiere of a tribute to a Turkish icon and more in ROCO’s In Concert series finale, The Wrestler, at The Church of St. John the Divine on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Wrapping up ROCO’s In Concert series, The Wrestler sends listeners on a musical journey with four evocative pieces weaving together the emotional highs and lows of sport – to cap off their 14th season, celebrating “Games People Play.”
The Wrestler features the world premiere of Houston-based composer Erberk Eryilmaz’s Wrestling Airs for Two Davuls and Chamber Orchestra (in memory of Koca Yusuf), honoring the legendary 19th century wrestler in a musical depiction of the festivity, drama, and sound of a traditional Turkish oil wrestling match.
Conductor David Danzmayr returns to the ROCO podium for The Wrestler, with three additional works including Jocelyn Morlock’s ethereal Solace for strings, Samuel Barber’s Toccata Festiva featuring Grammy-winning organist Paul Jacobs, and Brian Newbould’s reconstruction of Franz Schubert’s haunting, unfinished Symphony No. 10.
Chamber Music & Childcare
If you’d like to see the In Concert finale but find yourself in need of a babysitter, then ROCOrooters has you covered at The Wrestler and all of ROCO’s In Concert performances at The Church of St. John the Divine.
For $35 per child, ROCOrooters provides up to six hours of childcare under the supervision of certified and bonded childcare professionals for children from two months to ten years. Attending children will receive a music lesson, pizza, and watch movies to cap the night.
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is a dynamic and innovative professional chamber music ensemble that flexes from 1 to 40 players from all over the US and Canada, with guest artists from around the world.
Expanding the repertoire, ROCO has premiered over 65 commissions from living American composers. Performing intimate concerts in dozens of venues, ROCO’s musicians don’t just give concerts – they challenge preconceptions, create extraordinary experiences, and foster new relationships with audiences through the language of music.
ROCO In Concert presents The Wrestler
- Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
- Time: 5pm
- Location: The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX 77019
- Admission: Tickets are $35; $25 for seniors; $15 for students. Click here to purchase tickets.
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