ROCO String Quartet Subscription Series
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
ROCO String Quartet Chamber Concert
London & England: Its Composers and its Influence
Thursday, February 21, 2013
7 p.m., Reception
7:30 p.m., Performance
ROCO (“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra”) and University of St. Thomas are pleased to present the second in a series of chamber concerts featuring the ROCO String Quartet in Cullen Hall at University of St. Thomas. This series is another step in the University’s multi-year plan to establish a major performing arts center on the St. Thomas campus.
• Ralph Vaughan Williams String Quartet in A minor
• Benjamin Britten A Phantasy for Oboe and String Quartet
• Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op.74, No. 3
• Two pieces based on traditional English folksongs by Frank Bridge
About the ROCO String Quartet
Through this String Quartet series, ROCO is featuring chamber ensembles drawn from within the full 40-piece chamber orchestra. Chamber music has been called “music among friends” because of its intimate nature. The series allows ROCO to expand relationships among musicians, with composers, and with theaudience by presenting musical conversations that include contemporary as well as classic repertoire.
Performing with the ROCO String Quartet will be violinists Ellen de Pasquale and Evan Price, violist Suzanne LeFevre, cellist Richard Belcher, and special guest, oboist Alecia Lawyer. Each is an accomplished artist-performer.
Widely acclaimed for the beauty of her playing and refined musicianship, Ellen de Pasquale is a regular guest at leading music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, as well as an active recitalist and chamber musician
Evan Price is steadily gaining recognition as one of the world's most confident voices in extra-classical string playing at age 24, Price joined the world-renowned Turtle Island String Quartet. For the next ten years, he played with, arranged music for, and toured the world with Turtle Island, and is the recipient of two GRAMMY® awards for his work with the group.
Suzanne LeFevre is a violist with ROCO, Houston Grand Opera, and Mercury Baroque, and affiliate artist at University of Houston. Suzanne is personnel manager for ROCO and artistic director of the ROCO String Quartet.
New Zealand cellist, Richard Belcher has performed as a chamber musician and in solo settings across the USA and internationally. He is cellist with the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet, of which he is a founding member, and principal cellist with ROCO.
Oboist, Alecia Lawyer is ROCO’s founder who also serves as artistic and executive director and performs as principal oboist of ROCO. In addition, she solos with area orchestras and is oboist with the contemporary composers group Musiqa in Houston.
||$20 general admission
$10 for students
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University of St. Thomas
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