Encore Houston

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.

Page from musical score.
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.


This article is part of the Encore Houston podcast

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