River Oaks Chamber Orchestra String Quartet Subscription Series
Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
ROCO String Quartet November 1, 2012
The Americas: Impressions, Reflections, and Exploration
Part of a series: ROCO String Quartet Chamber Concerts presented by The University of St. Thomas and CultureMap.
ROCO (“River Oaks Chamber Orchestra”) and University of St. Thomas are pleased to announce a series of chamber concerts featuring the ROCO String Quartet in Cullen Hall at University of St. Thomas. Three concerts will be presented this season, November 1, February 21, 2013 and April 4, 2013.
ROCO String Quartet Chamber Concert
Thursday, November 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. in Cullen Hall
Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 for students.
Additional information and tickets are available at www.rocohouston.org
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. This series allows ROCO to expand relationships among musicians, with composers, and with the audience by presenting musical conversations that include contemporary as well as classic repertoire.
Performing with the ROCO String Quartet will be violinists Evan Price and Ertan Torgul, cellist Eric Gaenslen and violist Rita Porfiris.
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.
Ertan Torgul is the Associate Concertmaster with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with numerous orchestras around the country, with a solo repitore of over 20 concertos. Torgul is also a member of the SOLI Chamber Ensemble and is a founding member of both the SUONO Duo and Quinteto Quilombo, a Tango Quintet.
Violist, Rita Porfiris is assistant professor of viola at The Hartt School, is on the faculties at New York University, Texas Music Festival and ARIA Arts Academy. She has given master classes in the U.S., Japan, Argentina and Brazil. She is the artistic director and co-founder of Musica da Camara Festival Eterna Primavera in Mexico and was a founding member of the Plymouth Quartet.
Cellist, Eric Gaenslen has performed as a chamber musician, recitalist and guest soloist in venues across North America and Europe. As cellist of the renowned Rossetti String Quartet, Eric has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Berlin Konzerthaus, and at the Spoleto Italy, Maverick and Vail Bravo Music Festivals, with such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Eugenia Zuckerman, Gautier Capuçon and Pepe Romero.
Program for the November 1, 2012 Performance
· Gabriela Lena Frank Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout
· Astor Piazzolla, Four for Tango
· Antonin Dvorak, Quartet no. 12 in F major, American
· Plus a surprise or two!
ROCO String Quartet Chamber Series Schedule
· Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
· Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
· Thursday, April 4, 2013
All performances are at 6:30 p.m. in Cullen Hall. Tickets may be purchased at www.rocohouston.org or 713-665-2700. Ticket prices are $20 general admission, $10 for students.
ROCO is a professional chamber orchestra of 40 all]star musicians, distinguished guest conductors and composers who come together from all over the world to present engaging performances of classical and original compositions. Founded in 2005 by oboist, Alecia Lawyer, ROCO is the most fun you can have with serious music. www.rocohouston.org
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