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Encore Houston, Episode 97: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra performs a world premiere by Alexander Miller and other works by Holst, Mercadante, and Schoenberg.


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The first page of Alexander Miller’s ROCOmoji.

On this episode of Encore Houston, ROCO gets in touch with its emotions with a unique world premiere inspired by emojis! The concert also includes a work for string students by Holst, a bassoon concerto by a composer who mostly wrote operas, and a piece about a fateful nighttime walk.

Music in this episode:

  • GUSTAV HOLST: Brook Green Suite
  • SAVERIO MERCADANTE: Concerto for Flute in E minor
    • Brooke Ferguson, flute
  • JULIUS WEISSENBORN: Bassoon Trio No. 1
    • Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
    • Nathan Koch, bassoon
    • Daniel Chrisman, bassoon
    • Alecia Lawer, oboe
    • Alexander Miller, oboe
    • Spring Hill, English horn
    • Kristin Wolf Jensen, bassoon
    • Nathan Koch, bassoon
    • Daniel Chrisman, contrabassoon
  • ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
    • Steven Jarvi, conductor
  • Performance date: 4/1/2017
  • Originally aired: 2/16/2019

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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