River Oaks Chamber Orchestra set to launch new season with 'Starburst'

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The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's 16th season kicks off Sept. 16 with a series of livestreamed concert performances. (Courtesy Blueprint Film Co.)

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's 16th season kicks off Sept. 16 with a series of livestreamed concert performances. (Courtesy Blueprint Film Co.)

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra launches its 16th season, themed “Color and Light,” on Sept. 26, the organization announced.

"Starburst," its first concert, will be a livestreamed performance based at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion without an in-person audience.

Streaming options, including Facebook and Youtube, can be found at www.roco.org/live.

The show features a world premiere commission by composer and bandoneonist Richard Scofano, who will also be the featured soloist, according to ROCO. Works from Fauré, Kodaly, Beethoven and Debussy as well as modern composers will be showcased.

Other upcoming livestream performances this fall include:


5 p.m. Oct. 17: ROCO's "Unchambered" series starts with "Love Notes," a program featuring flutist Rebecca Powell Garfield, oboist Spring Hill and harpist Laurie Meister.

5 p.m. Nov. 1: ROCO's "Connections" series kicks off with a tribute to Macario Ramirez, of Casa Ramirez Gallery, for Dia de los Muertos. The program is held in partnership with MECA and Grupo de Teatra Índigo.

5 p.m. Nov. 14: "Oceans," a nature-inspired concert, will feature a conductor-less orchestra.

ROCO's 16th season continues into spring 2021 with more virtual concert experiences.


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