ROCO In Concert: Canvasing the Earth

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ROCO’s In Concert series continues with Canvasing the Earth. Conductor Sarah Hicks leads the orchestra in her ROCO debut, featuring two world premieres, including Earth by Aaron Jay Kernis, featuring tenor Nicholas Phan. Reflecting upon the fundamental environmental crisis of our time, and created in collaboration with poet and agricultural researcher Kai Hoffman-Krull, the work tells the story of a farmer’s life through vignettes exploring the incremental changes of the seasons and how those who depend upon the land must adapt.

Honoring survivors of human trafficking, Leanna Primiani’s Neither man nor money validate my worth also receives its world premiere, to be accompanied by images from The New Abolitionists. Completing the program will be Mussorgsky’s classic Pictures at an Exhibition in a special presentation, with accompanying images from the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The concert will also be livestreamed at,  Facebook, and YouTube.

Event Details



The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77019

Ticket Info

Pay what you can; suggested price is $35.