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ROCO Opens Its 10th Anniversary Season This Weekend

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra founder talks about this season’s first concert.


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ROCO founder, artistic director and principal oboist Alecia Lawyer
ROCO founder, artistic director and principal oboist Alecia Lawyer. Photo by St. John Flynn.

Alecia Lawyer founded the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, or ROCO as it’s affectionately known, 10 years ago. The orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its fullest season yet, one that includes a larger chamber music series, collaborations with other arts organizations, and four new world première commissions which the orchestra debuts in its mainstage concerts at the Church of St. John the Divine in River Oaks.

Alecia is not just the ROCO founder, she’s also its artistic director and principal oboist. She talks with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about this weekend’s season-opening concerts.

ROCO performs Saturday, September 27th, 5PM, at St. John the Divine and Sunday, September 28th, 8PM, at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park.