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Guest conductor Edwin Outwater leads the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in a Kyo-Shin-An Arts and ROCO co-commission from composer James Matheson. The world premiere performance of Matheson’s “Concerto for Two Shakuhachi: The Age of Air” marks the 50th original composition commissioned by ROCO in the ensemble’s 11-year history.

The work — performed by shakuhachi virtuosos James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama — portrays a blend of East and West cultures with the addition of the early Japanese end-blown flute that’s often used in Zen meditation and traditional Japanese folk music.

Vivian Fung’s “Pizzicato” and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 3” complete the program.

Guest conductor Edwin Outwater leads the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in a Kyo-Shin-An Arts and ROCO co-commission from composer James Matheson. The world premiere performance of Matheson’s “Concerto for Two Shakuhachi: The Age of Air” marks the 50th original composition commissioned by ROCO in the ensemble’s 11-year history.

The work — performed by shakuhachi virtuosos James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama — portrays a blend of East and West cultures with the addition of the early Japanese end-blown flute that’s often used in Zen meditation and traditional Japanese folk music.

Vivian Fung’s “Pizzicato” and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 3” complete the program.

Guest conductor Edwin Outwater leads the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in a Kyo-Shin-An Arts and ROCO co-commission from composer James Matheson. The world premiere performance of Matheson’s “Concerto for Two Shakuhachi: The Age of Air” marks the 50th original composition commissioned by ROCO in the ensemble’s 11-year history.

The work — performed by shakuhachi virtuosos James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama — portrays a blend of East and West cultures with the addition of the early Japanese end-blown flute that’s often used in Zen meditation and traditional Japanese folk music.

Vivian Fung’s “Pizzicato” and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 3” complete the program.

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WHERE

The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77019
http://rocohouston.org/performances/roco-in-concert-2/

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