River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season concludes on May 2 with “Eye of the World”, conducted by Shi-Yeon Sung, also making her ROCO debut. Featured will be the premiere of a duo concerto for flute and viola d’amore by Marcus Maroney, written for ROCO husband and wife musicians Matthew Dane and Christina Jennings.
ROCO’s Unchambered series starts on October 19 with clarinetists Nathan Williams and Maiko Sasaki in a program ranging from Classical favorites to modern commissions. The concert, entitled “Mendelssohn to Maroney: ROCO Clarinetists Come of Age” features works by Stravinsky, Michael Tenzer, Gary Schocker, Marcus Maroney, Bela Kovacs, Felix Mendelssohn, Theresa Martin, and Amilcare Ponchielli.
Baritone Timothy Jones and members of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra premiere my five-movement Recuerdos on their annual Musical & Literary Ofrenda Concert celebrating Dia de los Muertos. I've set poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké, Adelaide Crapsey, César Vallejo, Witter Bynner, and Carl Sandburg for voice, oboe, viola, and cello.
Joseph Stepec leads the UH Manoa Symphony Orchestra!
Composed for Matthew Dane, The Seven Selves is based on Kahlil Gibran's poem of the same name, and explores the seven strings of the unique viola d'amore.