ROCO In Concert: Time for Hope
ROCO’s In Concert series, which showcases the full 40-piece orchestra, kicks off with Time for Hope, a concert built around a world premiere by Lisa Bielawa entitled “Centuries in the Hours,” sung by mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin. The text for the conductorless work comes from a collection of personal writings by American women of the 18th-20th centuries whose life circumstances rendered them historically invisible.
The concert also highlights ROCO’s first-ever Artistic Partner, conductor Mei-Ann Chen, who will be returning each season for spirited collaborations. Chen will lead the orchestra in works by local Houston composer Alejandro Basulto, as well as Franz Joseph Haydn and Judith Shatin, whose piece will be accompanied by photos by Libbie Masterson.