Thursday, February 6, 2020 "Darker America" by William Grant Still played by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra 5 pm Feb. 8, Church of St. John the Divine, Houston

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

ROCO Concerto inspired by NASA, ancient Chinese instrument premieres Saturday

On Feb. 8, the single-movement concerto, featuring guest soloist Andy Lin, will receive its world premiere in River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s “Beauty is in the Eye” at the Church of St. John the Divine. Led by conductor and first-time collaborator Christopher Rountree, the evening will also include “Darker America” by William Grant Still, “Les Élémens” by Jean-Féry Rebel, “Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K. 477” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and three other world premieres that are a part of the orchestra’s season-long FIFteen project of fanfares, interludes and finales organized by composer Mark Buller.

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