Things to Do at Home: Take in the sounds of ROCO with live streams, weekly broadcasts & more

Catch live streams of full orchestra performances | Courtesy of ROCO

Catch live virtual concerts, weekly broadcasts, and dive into online content from Houston’s own River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO).

While live, in-person performances are put on hold across the city, ROCO is busy rolling out a schedule of virtual events, including live streamed concerts, past performances featuring the full orchestra, weekly broadcasts, and an online content library brimming with past concerts and educational content for families.

Live Streams & Weekly Broadcasts

In collaboration with Holocaust Museum Houston, ROCO recently debuted a moving chamber performance entitled “We Were the Music”, in honor of Holocaust survivors.

The performance features world premieres by Bruce Adolphe and local composer Isabelle Ganz, as well as music of Jewish composers, performed by ROCO musicians Alecia Lawyer on oboe, Richard Belcher on cello, and Mei Rui on piano. You can view the full performance on their Facebook page, and be sure to check back for future live streamed concerts.

In addition to that, ROCO will also be doing weekly broadcasts of past live streamed full orchestra performances from their In Concert series every Sunday at 2pm.

Get started on Sunday, March 29, 2020 with a broadcast of their past performance, “Queen of Hearts”, which features a program of works by women composers.

ROCO Listening Room

If you’re looking for a deeper dive, then check out ROCO’s online content library of past live performances with audio available in their Listening Room, as well as video performances on YouTube.

Can’t pick a starting place? Then let ROCO show you the way with their curated playlists, including one that features works paired with the ROCOrooters music education program activity sheets so families can enjoy the performances together while learning.

“Queen of Hearts” by ROCO | Courtesy of ROCO
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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.